Let’s Talk AAC Blog: What's New!

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Project Droid

Posted October 19, 2016 in What's New!

Have you ever wanted something really badly and then once you got it, it wasn't quite like you expected it to be? Well that's kind of what happens to the main character Logan in the Project Droid series.

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Back to School with the AAC Language Lab

Posted September 26, 2016 in What's New!

The AAC Language Lab is here to help. We provide simple, easy-to-follow lesson plans to help guide you through the different language stages and objectives within each stage. Lessons include all the books and materials needed for each lesson. There also is a vast amount of resources to help with getting started, tracking data, and determining where to begin.

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Chat Bags

Posted September 13, 2016 in What's New!

What is a CHAT Bag? The CHAT Bag was inspired by our daughter, Hannah, who has Down Syndrome, Autism, Apraxia of Speech, and Hashimoto’s. In 2010, Hannah’s school decided to try out the Apple iPad 1 with her to see how she would do using it as a communication device.

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Voice Banking for Vocal ID

Posted August 30, 2016 in What's New!

My name is Beth Christensen and I am a Speech/Language Pathologist who has worked in the area of AAC (Augmentative and Alternate Communication) for over 22 years. This summer I signed on to be a Voice Bank Summer Ambassador for VocalID.

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Pokémon Go Core Vocabulary Activity Ideas

Posted July 27, 2016 in What's New!

I might as well jump on the Pokémon Go bandwagon. Who am I kidding? I downloaded the app as soon as it came out. I have been walking around getting in steps so that I can hatch eggs. What?! Either you’re lost by now or you know exactly what I’m talking about. Any which way, you’re bound to be working with or talking to kids (or big kids like me) about the most downloaded mobile game ever–Pokémon Go.

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REALIZE the Power of Language

Posted November 4, 2015 in What's New!

As a parent and grandparent, I’m always keen to help my kids achieve their best. More specifically, I want to see them improve over time. Years ago, if my daughter started the swim season with a time of 2 minutes to swim 100m and ended at 1 minute and 30 seconds, then she’d improved. And earlier this year, when my grandson started ice skating and went from falling over 30 times in 45 minutes to falling over twice in the same time period, then I counted that as a win!

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It's Not Rocket Science… Really… It's Not

Posted August 21, 2015 in What's New!

Grade level core academic standards and engaging curriculum can be used as the foundation for meaningful language learning for children who use AAC. The online class, It's Not Rocket Science: Learning to Talk with AAC in Science Class, outlines a process to make this concept a classroom reality.

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AAC Learning Tools - and a Special Teacher - Help Students Overcome Communication Challenges

Posted August 19, 2015 in What's New!

It takes a special person to teach in a special education classroom and Sarah Williams is just such a person.

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Talking about the Summer!

Posted May 29, 2015 in What's New!

Summertime provides a great opportunity for rest and relaxation. It also provides fun learning opportunities without the stress of being in school. The AAC Language Lab has all you need to make this summer a time of fun and an opportunity to teach your child to talk about it!

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AAC Language Lab Facebook Group

Posted May 11, 2015 in What's New!

The AAC Language Lab now has a Facebook group.

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