Speech / language impaired

What’s New in AAC

Monday, September 15, 2014
3:30 PM Pacific, 6:30 PM Eastern

The Special Ed. Tech. Center at Central Washington U. presents what you may have missed.

It’s hard to stay current on “All things AAC” when it is a rapidly changing scene. Any one else dizzy? Join this webinar to get the latest on new AAC devices and new AAC apps. This fast paced, informative webinar will wet your appetite for what’s new and provide resources for you to look further into the AAC systems that catch your eye.

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Sorting through AAC Options (Apps / Devices): Making Educated Choices

Thursday, October 23, 2014
12 PM Pacific, 3 PM Eastern

AbleNet presents methodology for selecting the best AAC App or an AAC device.

After you evaluate an individual who would benefit from AAC options, how do you decide which AAC solution best meets the individual’s functional communication needs? This webinar provides resources to help you decide what the optimum solution is, whether it is an AAC App or an AAC device.

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New iPad Lending Program in San Francisco

Families in San Francisco will be able to access Assistive Technology such as iPads from a new iPad Lending Program at Support for Families of Children with Disabilities in San Francisco. Twenty-four iPads will be available to lend to families and there will be workshops in Spanish and English for parents on how to use the devices for their children’s communication needs.

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AAC Funding Help Website

The Assistive Technology Law Center and Duke University are producing AACFundingHelp.com to consolidate resources on funding speech generating devices.

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Archived Webinar Series on AAC from AbleNet

AbleNet University has archived a 5-session webinar series from Spring 2013, on AAC Developing Participation.  Presenters Lesley E. Mayne, PhD, CCC-SLP & Sharon M. Rogers, Ph.D., CCC-SLP cover basics and implementation. 

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Establishing Core Vocabulary For Students "With Special Needs"


Carla Butorac describes how to begin with core vocabulary, starting with a single word. She also describes and demonstrates some core vocabulary apps.

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77 Seconds on Core Vocabulary


Freddy presents 77 seconds on core vocabulary. What is it and how can the words be organized to help students read complex text?

A rich vocabulary is essential to success with complex texts. English has an enormous number of words—approximately 300,000 active words. But all of these words don't carry the same weight.

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The Language Stealers


As part of the Radiowaves Street Life project, funded by Youth In Action for the British Council, and with additional funding from Co Durham Youth Opportunity Scheme, animator Vivien Peach working with us at Henderson House, Chilton. We made Language Stealers to promote our 'Equality Without Words?' campaign and the language boards of core words we are making. 

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Cheese, Hurry Up!


Take two of Finn using his PODD communication book to request more cheese please.

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