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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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Health and Sexuality

By Kathryn Helland | March 17, 2017
Health and Sexuality Health and Sexuality | Health | Sexuality Some of the most-frustrating situations are often the most difficult-to-communicate topics (internal state, emotions, bodily functions/feelings). Many times the person needs long-term support to learn the vocabulary before being asked…

Transition Resources

By Kathryn Helland | March 1, 2017
Transition to Adulthood It is vital that families and school teams begin planning for transition well before the date of graduation. Transition goals should be listed in the IEP starting at the age of 14. Teams should also consider how…

Switch Access Resources

By Kathryn Helland | March 1, 2017
Use Switches to Access Communication Devices and Apps Switch Accessible Apps List Jane Farrall has amassed an amazing list of apps for tablets that are switch accessible. Click here   Switch Selection Guide from AbleNet Ablenet has a guide to…

Try It First – Demonstrations & Lending Libraries

By Kim Singleton | February 20, 2017
TechOWL: Technology for Our Whole Lives provides device demonstrations. TechOWL also has Lending Libraries that loans AAC devices statewide. Each county is served by an Assistive Technology Regional Center (ATRC). Please refer to the map to find your local ATRC.…

AAC and Telecommunication

By Kathryn Helland | February 15, 2017
Apps for Telecommunication Modern telecommunication is no longer just about landlines. Most of us rely on smart phones to make calls, text, answer and send emails, and to check in on social media. The use of apps for telecommunication can…

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