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Comparative Effects of Picture Symbol With Paired Text and Text-Only Augmentative and Alternative Communication Representations on Communication From Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder (2021)

Published by <p>The author used a very small sample size with a total of four students, who were all male, and attended elementary school in self-contained special education classrooms. The study required that the students have a formal diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder with minimal functional speech, be able to isolate their finger to point to images […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Strategies to Develop Receptive and Expressive Language Skills with Children Who Use AAC

Published by <p>Many families find it difficult to support the communicative needs of their little ones who depend on AAC for participation in activities of daily living. This resource is for therapists, parents, caregivers, and educators who are seeking ideas and activities to build receptive and expressive language skills with their children who use aided AAC. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Modeling Language with AAC

Published by <p>This therapy intervention task is designed for pediatric clinicians working with children to use AAC devices to effectively communicate wants, needs, and ideas. The digital download includes a PDF with instructions on how to model language using AAC and includes a quick practice board with the words “want,” “go,” “stop,” “help,” “turn,” and “more.” <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Mealtime Communication Mat

Published by <p>Feeding therapy or mealtimes in general can be stressful for children with sensory processing issues or communication difficulties. Use this communication mat during snack, meals, or feeding therapy to model language for early learners. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Increasing Functional Communication Exchanges with AAC: Beyond Requesting

Published by <p>AAC devices are often used in limited capacities and the focus is on teaching the user to request as the main function, but that’s not how voiced individuals communicate. This resource provides examples and activities to engage AAC users to expand their language beyond simply requesting. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Core Word Picture Cards for Everyday Therapy

Published by <p>These visual cards can be used in therapy and at home as a functional activity. One way to use these cards is during play routines (e.g., practice “in” and “out” while playing with a toy; prompt the child by asking, “Is the ball in the box or out of the box?” and point to the correct cord word image). <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Core Vocabulary: Valentine’s Day Love Smoothie

Published by <p>Use this recipe with your AAC learners. Core vocabulary is a set of words that make up about 80% of what most people say during the day. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Core Vocabulary for the Word “GO”

Published by <p>This therapy activity is designed for therapists targeting 3 word phrases using the word “go.” Includes squares featuring the words “Cars,” “go,” “fast,” “slow,” and “home.” <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Aided Language Stimulation

Published by <p>This handout describes what aided language stimulation is and provides concrete ways to use this method to help children successfully learn how to use their AAC devices. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

AAC Questionnaire

Published by <p>This questionnaire is designed to assist parents, therapists, and teachers select the most important and meaningful vocabulary for children who are beginning to use an AAC system. This can be a great way to get parents and caregivers to participate in the programming process.  <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>