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Tic Tac Talk


  Posted on Jan 22, 2014 - 10:20am

By Jane Odom, M.Ed, Director of Implementation Resources Are you looking for a way to introduce vocabulary that is more than just drill and practice? Using a simple game like Tic Tac Talk is not only fun and motivating, it is also easy to set up on the fly. Tic Tac Talk can also be scaffolded to accommodate the skills of ...


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Emoticons


  Posted on Sep 12, 2013 - 4:14pm

I feel mad Emoticons are symbols used to convey emotional content. You can use these with your AAC device user to play a simple game that helps them learn to express their feelings with their device. Draw simple faces expressing different emotions (or find some art online) Glue the emoticons onto poker chips or cards...


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Model, Model, Model


  Posted on Aug 21, 2013 - 10:55am

By Jane Odom, M.Ed, Director or Implementation Resources Think about how often a young mother will talk to her infant even though the infant cannot repeat what she says. In this same way, it is important for us to use some techniques to show a child what we expect. First and foremost, it is important that the person tea...


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Shout Outs


  Posted on Apr 16, 2013 - 3:28pm

By Jane Odom, M.Ed, Director of Implementation Resources Shout Out It is important to give our AAC device users enough time to practice their vocabulary in a meaningful way. One way to teach core vocabulary with repetition in a group is to do a ‘Shout Out’ activity. In this activity, you will need to create a poste...


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Wordles


  Posted on Apr 16, 2013 - 3:25pm

By Jane Odom, M.Ed, Director or Implementation Resources Wordle is a tool for generating “word clouds’ from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts and colors. Plug in your AAC device ...


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