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AAC and Emergency Preparation: Disasters During the Pandemic

Hurricanes, wildfires, and earthquakes, oh my. Emergency Preparation has usually been focused on disasters that cause people to leave their homes and seek shelter. However, “E Prep” too often leaves out people with disabilities.  Shelters may not be accessible, and…
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Supporting AAC Users in the time of Covid-19: Resources for Teletherapy & More

Families, teachers, and therapists around the globe are working hard to make distance learning effective for all types of students.  What does this look like for students who use AAC?  The following list is based on a presentation given on…
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Add One More Step

How do we facilitate the expansion of someone’s communication skills? We do this by staying one step ahead of their current abilities. If they use a single word, we can model two to three words. For an AAC user, we…
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Choosing Words

What is a Robust Vocabulary? Much of the power of the AAC is the vocabulary selected and the symbols that represent them It must reflect what the user wants to say and not what others want to be said “We…