Personalized AAC

Personalized AAC

Core vocabulary consists of the top 100-300 words used across languages and contexts.  It is the bases of most of the programs and applications used on AAC devices (from low to high tech).  But this does not mean that the AAC device or program it is ready “out...
Surfing and AAC

Surfing and AAC

Surfing and AAC! I know what you are thinking?  What could surfing or AAC or augmentative and alternative communication implementation have in common?  Just WAIT and I will share what surfing can teach us about AAC intervention. Waiting for the wave So I was out...
YouTube and AAC

YouTube and AAC

Having fun with YouTube and AAC I am always exploring fun and naturalistic ways to model and teach language and AAC use. A few moons ago (ok about 12-13 years), I was introduced to using YouTube videos for expanding utterances with AAC.  My kids were so engaged and we...
Want the AAC four letter word!

Want the AAC four letter word!

WANT and Communication WANT a four-letter word! So that got your attention. I feel that WANT is one of the most overused words in AAC and speech therapy.  I would like to take a moment to get you thinking about WANT! Let’s think about want and functional early...
Why You Should Take AAC Out of the Box!

Why You Should Take AAC Out of the Box!

In my CFY year, I worked in a classroom with individuals that were minimally verbal to nonverbal.  At the time, at least 8 out of 12 of my students had some communication device.  I took most of these AAC devices out of the box for the first time and figured out how...