Tag Archives: AAC

AAC Corner: Juneteenth: AAC Ideas for Learning & Celebration

[Source:  PrAACtically AAC] In the US, June 19th is a day that commemorates the ending of slavery. Although the Emancipation Proclamation became effective on January 1, 1863, it took an additional two and half years for it to take root … Continue reading

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AAC Corner: A Coronavirus ‘Must-Do’ for AAC Users

[Source:  PrAACtical AAC] Twelve years ago, when Robin and I first wrote about preparing AAC users for medical emergencies, a pandemic wasn’t on the radar. We were thinking about ‘regular’ things that go wrong, like broken bones and asthma attacks, … Continue reading

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AAC Corner: Supporting Language Growth in AAC Learners

[Source:  PrAACtical AAC/Carol Zangari] Here’s a sobering thought. Relatively few users of AAC use grammatically correct sentences when they communicate. There are lots reasons for that, but in this post, we focus on understanding the things that contribute to that … Continue reading

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AAC Corner: How I Do It: A Year of Core Words in Action

[Source: PrAACtical AAC] Some of the best resources are the ones that we can modify to use in ways that fit our own specific needs. In this post, SLP Kim Hurley, a graduate of Indiana University, shares her experiences in experimenting … Continue reading

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AAC Corner: Rethinking the AAC Prompting Hierarchy in Severe Apraxia

[Source: Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs] Prompting Hierarchies have been a staple in special education, behavioral methodology and communication therapy for some time. However, when it comes to children with severe apraxia, with or without coexisting anxiety, (Rett Syndrome, … Continue reading

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