Let’s Talk AAC Blog: Stories and Strategies for Success

PRC consultants and other AAC Professionals share stories of strategies and success.

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AAC Funding

Posted June 14, 2016 in Stories and Strategies for Success

As a consultant, I work with many speech therapists during a very critical time…AAC EVALUATION TIME! This can be a nerve wracking experience for SLPs. PRC has a fantastic Funding Department and Regional Consultants always available to help make the experience a little more comforting.

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Improving Functional Communication for Young Children with Autism

Posted May 25, 2016 in Stories and Strategies for Success

Do you know a child with autism who isn't able to communicate basic wants and needs? Does the child lack the social skills to participate in social interactions? Do you need a guide for how to improve functional communication in a young child with autism?

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"Hacking" Your AAC Device: Clinical Applications

Posted May 10, 2016 in Stories and Strategies for Success

In my travels from clinic to clinic and house to house I meet many people with very different ideas for what they want to get out of their PRC device. Some just want to use it as it is for basic communication, others want to add some custom vocabulary and maybe a few special functions. Then there are those who want to push the limits and squeeze every bit of usefulness out of it and completely reprogram the default options.

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Turn Up the Music: Using POP Songs in Therapy

Posted April 13, 2016 in Stories and Strategies for Success

Do you regularly turn it up to 11? Do the clients that you work with love to jam out? If that answer to these questions is "no" then it's time to introduce a little POP music into your sessions.

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Communicating Through Structured Play

Posted April 6, 2016 in Stories and Strategies for Success

There are days when I feel as though my creativity level has plummeted to rock bottom. I look at the giant bucket of blocks in the corner of the preschool classroom, and for some reason, cannot think of an exciting way to play with them.

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Ambassadors in Action

Posted March 2, 2016 in Stories and Strategies for Success

What exactly is an ambassador? According to Webster’s, an ambassador is “an authorized messenger or representative” and that’s exactly what a PRC ambassador is as well.

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A Promise Broken

Posted February 10, 2016 in Stories and Strategies for Success

A Promise Broken is the third part of the four-book Adi's World series. Adi & Arnie still live in Maple Community (inside a hollow sugar maple tree in Vermont). Ayden now lives in Cliff City (a town inside a crevice in the side of a cliff), and his twin, Jayden, lives in Tunnel Town (an underground village connected to an ant colony).

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An Invitation Not to Talk

Posted February 3, 2016 in Stories and Strategies for Success

"True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new."

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Watching American Idol While Using AAC

Posted January 27, 2016 in Stories and Strategies for Success

Here we go. It’s the final season of American Idol. If you have kids of your own or you work with kids, then it’s likely they know a little bit about the show.

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Anchors Away! Blending Core and Fringe

Posted January 20, 2016 in Stories and Strategies for Success

One of the reasons using the Unity® language system is so popular is the simple fact that it provides a solid core vocabulary set. And the reason a core vocabulary is so useful is that it contains words used by everyone regardless of age, location, or topic. For example, all of us will use the word stop today at least once and the word and too many times to count!

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