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14 Dec

Carol Villars Scholarship winner Kenneth Klatt shares his findings visiting the Closing the Gap 2015 Conference.

09 Dec

Implementing Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is not easy. Learn more about what to do and what not to do when helping your child or student become an effective communicator.

25 Nov

Did you know that by using core words you can say almost anything? Learning to use your core word vocabulary to describe and talk about the things you see and know, is far more useful than being able to say a word that you need once, but may not ever need again!

17 Nov

During AAC Awareness Month an online survey was conducted to learn more about the state of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) in the English-speaking world. Three years after the last survey, we wanted to get a better understanding of current practices and challenges. Read the first basic statistics in this blog post.

16 Nov

AAC users should be able to say what they want, when they want, so they must have access to their AAC system all the time! The rest of the team also needs fast and instant access to the AAC system. How else will they model?

11 Nov

We all use many different ways to communicate. Often AAC users will use the fastest and most efficient means of communication available to them in the moment. Respect every mode of communication, as it all plays a part in becoming effective communicators!

04 Nov

We can all understand the concept that AAC users may not learn how to effectively use their AAC system for communication if they do not see it used regularly and reliably by others in their world. The best way that we can support our AAC user is the use the AAC system to talk yourself!

02 Nov

11-year-old Emmitt has autism and has been learning to communicate with Proloquo2Go for nearly 6 years now. He started using the app to ask for a favorite treat, fruit juice popsicles. Over the years, he has made great progress. This past school year, Emmitt was participating in presentations!

29 Oct

Are your questions open or closed? In any environment where questions occur naturally, like in classrooms, it is essential that open-ended questions are used for AAC users. It allows language to be modeled and gives AAC users the opportunity to learn to say what they think and feel.

23 Oct

We all know that the best practice for teaching AAC is Modelling or Aided Language Stimulation. We can all understand that AAC users will learn how to effectively use their AAC system when they see it used regularly and reliably by others in their world. So how do we model?

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