Data collection with AAC systems can be really tricky! How do I collect data without testing the student with questions like “Find _______ on your talker!”?!⁠⠀⁠ Goal Based AAC Data Collection Let’s start by looking at the goal suggestions I have in my speech therapy goal bank: NAME will independently navigate to 4 different, contextually […]

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My 3 Best Tips for AAC Data Collection

If you have students with AAC devices, I know you’re working on core vocabulary. Check out this fun and simple idea to incorporate some direct practice! And if you need all the AAC resources, make sure to check out my AAC Implementation Toolkit! It contains everything you need to make AAC work in your schools. […]

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AAC, Therapy Ideas

AAC Core Vocabulary Symbol Dice for Speech Therapy

AAC materials are incredibly hard to find online, primarily (I think) because the graphics in systems are diverse and copyrighted. In order to have AAC visuals and materials for your caseload, think about how many different systems your students use! Speak For Yourself, TouchChat, Proloquo2Go, LAMP, etc. Every system uses separate buttons, graphics, and layouts. […]

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AAC, Freebies, Materials

DIY AAC Visuals and a Freebie

aac review

  AAC Language Lab: lesson plans and materials? Too good to be true? It’s not! AAC is one of my biggest passions in this field. I love, love, love it. However, I like to mass lesson plan each week. I plan a minimal number of activities and try to use them with the majority of my […]

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AAC, Materials, Reviews

AAC Language Lab Review

For many students on my caseload, question formulation, or putting words in the correct order when asking questions, is an incredibly difficult skill. I saw this difficulty across students with social skill goals, AAC goals, and syntax goals. A few months ago, I wanted to encourage one of my social skills kiddos to ask a […]

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Materials, Therapy Ideas

Question Formulation Maps

I love combining two of my speech therapy favorites: books for core words! In an attempt to be a bit more organized and target core vocabulary with my AAC kiddos and early communicators, I am beginning the process of organizing my books by targeted vocabulary (in addition to organizing some by theme!). “More” is a […]

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Materials, Therapy Ideas

Books for Core Words: “More”

Are you ready for some AAC core vocabulary carryover tips? And if you need all the AAC resources, make sure to check out my AAC Implementation Toolkit! It contains everything you need to make AAC work in your schools. You’ll get everything you need to train staff and parents, with tons of handouts, resources, and […]

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AAC, Materials, Therapy Ideas

Increasing AAC Core Vocabulary Carryover

I’m super excited to share some information about Speak for Yourself, one of my all-time favorite AAC apps for the iPad! Since I’ve been learning about, and have used AAC apps on the iPad, the most common one I saw was Proloquo2Go. While that app has it’s place, the kiddos I saw that used it […]

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AAC, iPad Applications, Reviews

Speak for Yourself: App Review

low tech core vocabulary AAC flip boards

Need an easy, portable, low-tech resource for your early communicators or AAC students? Look no further! I created these flip boards so I always had a resource to grab for visual supports and communication. I’ve used these boards for: -Back up AAC when a kiddo comes in with a dead device -Sent home for parent/home […]

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AAC, Materials, Therapy Ideas

Low-Tech, Core Vocabulary Based, AAC Flip Boards

a good system shortens the road to the goal.

- orlson marden