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! Wow! Things have been busy around here lately. A new coffee shop opened up a couple blocks away (yay!), my husband and I celebrated our first anniversary, I’ve been […]

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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 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? March 2019 Update: I recently uploaded a HUGE AAC training resource that includes training materials, data sheets, core word printables, and more! You can check it out here! So you’ve got an awesome AAC system set up, the child is increasingly using it during your […]

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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

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