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Can-do, will-do: AAC resources for parents, family and friends

Posted October 23, 2018 in Making AAC Work

In previous Blogs I’ve looked at the AAC Language Lab and the various resources it has for Clinicians, Classrooms and for use with Apps. There is one area yet unexplored however and it may be one of the most important there is!

AAC implementation resources often focus on ideas for therapy sessions or interventions and ideas for the classroom. This is great – it means we can nurture an immersive AAC rich culture within health and education services.

But you’re about to read a shocking collection of figures…..

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Scaring you to your very core!

Posted October 10, 2018 in Making AAC Work

Mwah ha ha! (FYI that was supposed to be a VERY scary laugh) The season of devilment, witches, ghouls and all things spooky is almost upon us!

I love Halloween – mainly for all the Simpsons Treehouses of Horror episodes which seem be repeated frequently around this time of year, but also because it signals for me the start of autumn and all things warm, toasty and Christmassy! (The fact my birthday is only a few days after Halloween is nothing to do with it!)

Now as with any holiday I know the temptation is great to go out and design a new ‘Halloween’ specific page for your AAC systems (honestly how do you find the time?) but as I always say – SAVE YOUR ENERGY!! Because in fact we can use Halloween to focus on some fantastic core vocabulary and teach descriptive language skills.

So instead why not try this simple game which focuses on describing skills and allows us to focus on the features of popular Halloween items and characters as opposed to simply naming them?

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