Blogs

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Do's & Don'ts - Modelling
Amanda Hartmann
Speech Language Pathologist

Do’s and Don’ts of AAC - Modeling

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?

Do's & Don'ts- Wait time
Pam Harris
Support Specialist

Do's and Don'ts of AAC - Wait time

Providing enough time to people who use AAC is very important, as using AAC to communicate takes time. We as communication partners need to provide enough of it for the person using AAC to claim their turn in the conversation, to process what was said and what they want to say and then compose their message.

Loving literacy hearts
Amanda Hartmann
Speech Language Pathologist

Loving literacy

AssistiveWare’s Amanda, a Speech-Language Pathologist with over 20 years experience working in schools and with families and as a technology consultant, shares her tips for literacy instruction for an AAC user.

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Jennifer Marden
Speech Language Pathologist

How to support a switch user

You may have a new or returning student with access issues. Here are 5 resources to review so you can be prepared to support your student.

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Pam Harris
Support Specialist

5 fantastic family AAC blogs

There are many wonderful blogs being written by moms and dads who have sons and daughters who use an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) solution. These are just 5 of our favorites.

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Pam Harris
Support Specialist

How to support a bilingual AAC user

It's the first day of school and a new student enters the classroom. Valeria is 12, uses an AAC device and is bilingual! Use this list of resources to make sure Valeria gets the most out of her bilingual advantage.