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Nonspeaking people have more to say

For AAC Awareness Month 2022, we’re introducing #MoretoSay, a campaign to challenge assumptions about people who cannot speak. Assumptions that they have no opinions or anything to add to a conversation. Pam Harris, an AAC expert and Josh’s mom found that her son had more to say.
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The guiding principles of Proloquo Coach

Proloquo Coach is the companion app for AssistiveWare’s latest Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app, Proloquo. AssistiveWare Proloquo Coach was developed specifically to guide parents as they begin their AAC journey. By learning more about AAC and practicing what they have learned at a guided pace, parents gain confidence as communication partners.
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Do’s and Don’ts of AAC - Core words

AssistiveWare’s David Niemeijer and Jane Farrall teamed up on a Do’s and Don’ts of AAC Poster for International AAC Awareness Month. This blog explores one of the Do/Don’t pairs.
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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.
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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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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.
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