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Social Language: The Gifts That Keep On Giving


  Posted on Nov 17, 2021 - 10:11am

By Michelle Retzlaff, M.A., CCC-SLP The holidays are approaching.  During this time, we find ourselves surrounded by family and friends …and maybe some presents.  Catching up with family and friends means that we may: Say “hello” and “goodbye” a bit more Ask questions to connect...


    Stories And Strategies Fo...   -    aac, implementation, communication, holidays,...


Embody Your Inner Drama Queen & King


  Posted on Nov 1, 2021 - 12:03pm

By Chesney Ballantyne, M.A., CCC-SLP In my second to last internship during Graduate School to become a Speech Language Pathologist, my supervisor told me, “If you are bored with what you are doing, your students will be bored with it too.” The simplicity and reality of this statement stuck with me and I have ...


    Stories And Strategies Fo...   -    implementation, aac, communication, language,


by Patrick Fothergill, Ontario AAC Consultant & SLP As an AAC-focused SLP with connections to Quebec and northern & eastern Ontario, among other places, I often hear from people seeking French speech-generating devices (SGDs).  And while they exist, until recently I didn’t think there was anything for fo...


    Stories And Strategies Fo...   -    wordpower, french, fran├žais, bilingual, aac,...


Universal Design For Back To School


  Posted on Sep 13, 2021 - 12:07pm

By Maria Rivera M.S., CCC-SLP & Kirk Behnke, M.Ed., ATP Back to school is such an exciting time for both kids and teachers! Some kids will feel nervous or even a little scared because of all the new changes: new teachers, new friends, and maybe even a new school! However, some kids may feel even more anxieties because ...


    Stories And Strategies Fo...   -    school, udl, universal design, disability, co...


We Are All In This Together


  Posted on Sep 9, 2021 - 5:00pm

By Beth Browning, Jennifer Herzog, Megan Kunz, Morgan Mayfield, Samantha Strong, Jenny Vallier, and Nicole Wingate Communication partners play an integral piece of the success of the AAC communicator.  Awareness of the features of a communicator’s AAC system makes it possible to share new language information to...


    Stories And Strategies Fo...   -    aac, literacy, school, writing, professional,...


Goals, Goals, Goals!


  Posted on Jul 21, 2021 - 10:53am

By Liz Heisler, MA, CCC-SLP, PRC-Saltillo Consultant AAC goals are hard, right? They have to be specialized just because the client has an AAC device. You can only use an AAC goal bank and you have to see a lot of success to show growth. These statements are all FALSE! Writing AAC goals can be easy! As SLPs, we can get so...


    Stories And Strategies Fo...   -    aac, literacy, school, writing, goals, iep, c...