Josie Brunner

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PrAACtical AAC

PrAACtical Resources: Lockdown, Code Red, & Other School Safety Drills<p>AAC Posts from PrAACtical Week #20: May 2018<p>Using Visual Sidekicks to Support …

High School

Beyond Requesting: A Week of Routines to Increase AAC Use at Mealtime

“Waffle.”“I want ___.”“More.”“I’d like a diet coke, please.”“Help.”Most AAC interventionists are quite effective at helping clients use their …

Reminiscing

PrAACtical Resources: Video Examples of Aided Language Input

Looking for some examples of aided language input in AACtion? Last month, we shared some video explainers of this powerful strategy. In this post, we …

Western Australia

Video of the Week: Infusing Core Word Practice into Daily Interactions

In this week’s featured video, Susan Berkowitz, a California-based SLP with long-standing interests in AAC, shares prAACtical suggestions for how to …

Marketing

PrAACtically Pinteresting with Lauren Enders: AAC Video Examples

Among the things that our prAACtical value the most are videos of AAC in action. Lauren Enders once again comes to our rescue with dozens of them to …

Autism

AAC Assessment Corner by Vicki Clarke: Is AAC Feature Matching Still Relevant?

Today, we welcome back Vicki Clarke, a regular contributor to PrAACtical AAC, with another edition of AAC Assessment Corner. In this post, Vicki …

Pedagogy

Video of the Week: Infusing AAC Core Vocabulary into Interactive Storybook Reading

Reading is such a great activity to build language skills in AAC learners, but it takes some practice to get the hang of how to engage our partners, …

Demonstration

PrAACtical Teaching in an ASD Classroom: Bigger is Better with Core Vocabulary

Today we launch a new series, PrAACtical Teaching in an ASD Classroom, which will address the nuts and bolts of infusing AAC throughout the school …

Education Technology

How I Do It with Kimberly Scanlon: Using Visual Supports to Build Attention and Cooperation

Having solid goals and fun activities is one thing, but being able to connect the two and teach communication and language takes skill. We have the …

Barnes & Noble

Creating Communication Opportunities for the ‘Older’ Learner

The Strategy of the Month involves AAC and the ‘older learner’. The ‘older learner’ involves a range of ages (We are ‘older learners’ for way longer …

Learning

Boosting AAC Implementation in the Classroom: 6 Things to Try

Classrooms are busy places, and sometimes the AAC gets lost in the hustle and bustle. If you’re interested in boosting AAC use during the school day, …

Teaching

AAC in the Classroom: Presentations You May Have Missed

It’s so gratifying to see the growing number of AAC presentations that are being offered around the country. If you serve school-aged children, here …

Education

5 Ways to Use Magazines in AAC Therapy

Magazines are one of my favorite therapy materials for AAC learners. There is a lot to love about these inexpensive, engaging materials. They’re …

Miami Heat

Video of the Week: Core Vocabulary Overview

The Dynamic Learning Maps Professional Development Team, headed by Dr. Karen Erickson, put together a wonderful video to introduce professionals and …

Vocabulary

PrAACtically Reading: Over in the Garden with Karen Natoci

Karen Natoci is back with another wonderful book and plenty of ideas for AAC implementation. Enjoy!<p><b>Book:</b> Over in the Garden, by Jennifer Ward, …

Uh Oh

How We Do It: AAC at the Larc School with Kaitlyn Connors and Rachel Egbert

In honor of ASHA’s Better Hearing and Speech Month, we’ve invited clinicians who use AAC in their schools to share a bit about their work here on …

New Jersey

Conversations in the Classroom with Tina Moreno

Better Hearing and Speech Month continues with guest blogger Tina Moreno. In this post, Tina shares some thoughts on building meaningful …

Core Vocabulary Resources for June

It’s prAACtically June and that means we are preparing for a new set of core words to focus on. Join us in highlighting a set of core words for the …

Vocabulary

More PrAACtical AAC Goals That Matter

Each goal can be prefaced with a description of the communicator’s AAC system or the elements of that system can be named.<p>Terms used in this …

WordPress

How We Do It: Using Language Boards to Support AAC Use By Nerissa Hall and Hillary Jellison

Many of you have reached out to say how much you’ve appreciated the prAACtical suggestions provided by Nerissa Hall and Hillary Jellison, New …

Language Learning

How I Do It: Classroom Support for Students with AAC Needs by Tina Moreno

We are fortunate to have a return visit from Tina Moreno, who brings her experiences both as an SLP and also as a mom of a teenager who has used AAC …

Teaching

Video of the Week: Multimodal Communication in the Classroom

All around the world, students with AAC needs are increasingly afforded the tools and supports that they need to build effective communication …

Communication Skills

Say What?!? AAC Assessment for Children Who Speak with Dr. Jill Senner and Matthew Baud

While the Index of Augmented Speech Comprehensibility in Children (I-ASCC) has been around for almost 20 years, few clinicians know and use it. In …

Autism

Strategy of the Month

Strategy of the Month: Engagement Take-Aways<p>- 3 Comments<p>We’ve been musing about engagement this month. Here are some final lessons we’ve learned …

Goal Setting