Multisensory Approach to Core Vocabulary in Special Education
Two years ago I was feeling a little bored and dare I say it... burned out. I went to a conference that Karen Erickson presented at and I di...
Free Online Switch Activities - Updated 11/9/2015
Resources and ideas for teachers and caregivers of learners with severe, profound, intensive, significant, complex or multiple special needs.
3 Areas of Goals for Using Augmentative Communication with Interactive Books
There are so many things you can do with augmentative communication and interactive books that I wanted to share some specific goals and objectives to target.
Using AAC More in the Classroom- Meaningful & Useful Tips | NoodleNook
Are you looking for more ways to build vocabulary with students who use AAC devices or a VOD? Here are 6 phrases to get you using AAC more in the classroom!
Strategies for engaging autistic students - AssistiveWare
Engaging autistic students is all about recognizing their strengths and interests. Amanda provides 14 creative activity ideas to build language and meaningful communication.
Augmented Communication Core Vocabulary with Board Books — Kim Rankin
At our last augmented communication team session, one of the therapists asked me how Nathaniel does with books. "Oh," I thought to myself, "we're doing great here. They will be so impressed!" Out loud I said, "Really well! We read ten to fifteen books a day. We get books from the library. We have set times through out the day when we read. And we use the talker while reading too!" They asked for further explanation on my last point. I have read to Nathaniel since his first day home…
Confused by AAC? Ten SLP Resources for AAC Beginners - Speech Spotlight
You have a student in one of your classes that just goat a brand new AAC device and you panic because you don’t know what to do. So you google it, read the device manual and maybe even contact the manufacturer. You figure out how to turn it on, maneuver through the screens and maybe even how to program some new buttons. But how do you get the student to use it? What do you work on first? How do you get buy in from the adults in the student’s life? Sound familiar? That was me a few years ago…