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Using Social Media for Good

By Kathryn Helland | June 29, 2017
  Most of us have a smart phone these days.  And most of us use social media sites, such a Facebook or Twitter.  For better or worse, we are often glued to online content.  While there may be a surplus…
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AAC Memes

By Kathryn Helland | June 29, 2017
There are many meme generators available on the internet these days.  These can be used to create funny, visual reminders for modeling AAC:       Make reminders fun!  

AAC in the Cloud

By Kathryn Helland | June 29, 2017
This is an introductory presentation on AAC, acquisition, implementation across the day, and myth busting. It was given by Kathryn Helland as a part of the AAC in the Cloud conference that took place in June 2017. View Presentation

How to find an AAC Specialist

By TechOWL | May 12, 2017
An AAC specialist is a speech language pathologist who has additional training and experience with AAC. Currently the American Speech Language and Hearing Association has not established a specialty certificate in AAC but that may be happening in the near future.…

Thought Leaders

By TechOWL | May 12, 2017
“Thought leaders are the informed opinion leaders and the go-to people in their field of expertise. They are trusted sources who move and inspire people with innovative ideas” – Denise Brosseau

Distance Communication and AAC

By Kim Singleton | May 10, 2017

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Communication

By Kathryn Helland | April 27, 2017
About Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) What are Autism Spectrum Disorders The term “Autism Spectrum Disorder” refers to a developmental disorder that can cause severe social, communication and behavioral challenges. It is often used as an “umbrella term” that has, in…

Presentation Feedback for PIAT

By TechOWL | April 12, 2017
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Aided Language Stimulation (Model, Model, and Model Some More!)

By Kathryn Helland | March 23, 2017
Aided Language Stimulation (Modeling) Language Learning A baby hears thousands and thousands language models before they say their first word! We need to look at typical language development as it applies to our AAC users. We cannot just place a…
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The Evidence Base

By Kathryn Helland | March 22, 2017
  This page will give you access to abstracts from some of the research being published to support the use of AAC and best practices for implementation.  Let us know when you find studies that can increase our knowledge of…

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