COMMUNICATION RESOURCES

Title of Handout/Link to website Description Company Name/Author Website/Link to Handout

101 Ways to Use a Sequential Message AAC Device to Access the Curriculum

Lists a variety of ways to use a sequential message AAC device in curricular areas including reading comprehension, listening/speaking/viewing, writing, mathematics/numbers, operations, measurement, geometry, data analysis, probability, algebra, social studies.

Spectronics Inclusive Learning Technologies

 

Compiled by Toni Waylor-Bowen, Ph.D. and Jessie Moreau, M.Ed., NBCT; March 2008

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101+ Ideas for

Using the BIGmack or Other

Single Message Communication Devices

Lists 136 ways to use a Big Mack or other Single Message Devices.

Spectronics Inclusive Learning Technologies

 

Compiled by Barbara Solomonson SLP, MS CCC-SLP with help from others at different message boards and listserves.

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Helping Children to Make Choices Provides rationale for why choice making is important for children as well as tips to encourage children to make choices.

Super Duper Publications

 

Rynette R. Kjesbo, M.S., CCC-SLP

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Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC) Evaluation Checklist AAC evaluation form targeting current communication inventory, past AAC experience, feature match, assessment of symbol use, and access method
OATC
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Augmentative Communication and Classroom Learning Considerations Provides Tips for Classroom Integration of AAC Devices including a physical environment inventory, common barriers and solutions, device checklist, daily communication log, and much more.

Spectronics Inclusive Learning Technologies

L. Yoder & K. Staugler, 6/03 Revised 2004

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Behavior Motivation Scale A questionnaire designed to identify the reason(s) behind particular behaviors. Resulting information can be used to identify an “appropriate reinforcer, possible replacement behaviors and supports to teach more acceptable behaviors for the situation.”

OATC

 

 

Adapted from a handout titled “Motivation Assessment Scale”

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Color-Coding Communication Displays Discusses the rationale for color-coding communication displays as well as provides guidelines for coding and arranging.

Goossens’, C., Crain, S., & Elder, P. (1992). Engineering the Classroom Environment for Interactive Symbolic

Communication. Southeast Aug Comm Conference Publications, 2430 11th Avenue, N, Birmingham, AL 35234.

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Does AAC impede natural speech?—and other fears Discusses common fears and myths regarding the use of AAC, as well as provides research that refutes such concerns, and practical solutions that directly address these issues. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Connecting Young Kids (YAACK) take me there
Songs and Songboards-Tips and Tricks Provides Rules for Generating Learning-Based Songs as well as Tips for Creating & Assembling Songboards

aacintervention.com

 

Caroline Musselwhite

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Starter Set of Words for Curriculum Enhancement and Functional Communication.

Outlines early reasons to communicate with a listing of words commonly used along with charts showing how the words begin to be combined. Provides a suggested

“starter set of words” and a demonstration display of only 36 words showing what kind of real language output is possible, even with only 36 words.

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Toddler Vocabulary Arranged by Frequency Provides a word list of toddler vocabulary and the percentage each is used.

The Center for AAC and Autism

Banajee, DiCarlo & Stricklin, Core Vocabulary Determination for Toddlers, AAC, June 2003, Volume 19, No. 2

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A Few Good Words

Using Core Vocabulary to Support Nonverbal Students

Article discusses the benefit of using core vocabulary to assist individuals who are nonverbal with communication.

ASHA Leader

 

Cannon, B., & Edmond, G. (2009, April 14). A few good words: Using core vocabulary to support nonverbal students. The ASHA Leader, 14(5), 20-22.

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Handy Handouts Website listing of over 300 handouts on various communication/special education topics. Super Duper Publications, Inc. take me there
Speaking of Speech Website with an interactive forum for speech/language pathologists and teachers. Includes a materials exchange, lists of highly recommended products/resources and lesson plans, etc. Speakingofspeech.com take me there
YAACK Website with loads of AAC resources and information including getting started, choosing AAC systems and teaching AAC. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Connecting Young Kids (YAACK) take me there
Jefferson Parish Public School System- Speech-Hearing-Language Services Website with tons of resources and pre-made activities. Jefferson Parish Public School System take me there
Teaching Learners with Multiple Needs Blog Blog provides “Resources and ideas for teachers of learners with severe, profound, intensive, significant, complex or multiple special needs.” Includes many permaposts regarding AAC resources and more.

Teaching Learners with Multiple Needs

 

Kate Ahern

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www.AACintervention.com Website loaded with activity ideas, aac resources, literacy activities, Boardmaker tutorials and resources.

Augmentative/Alternative Communication Intervention
Products & Presentations


Dr. Caroline Musselwhite & Julie Maro

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www.vantatenhove.com Website provides many free activities targeting language development using core vocabulary words/Unity language.

At Home with
Gail M. Van Tatenhove

Gail M. Van Tatenhove

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Center for AAC & Autism Website provides AAC information and resources for parents, therapists and teachers as well as information regarding Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP).

Center for AAC & Autism

 

Prentke Romich

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Dynavox Implementation Tool-Kit Website provides resources related to AAC, a variety of print materials, instructional videos, lesson and therapy plans, an introduction to the language software, InterAACt.

Implementation Tool-Kit

 

Dynavox

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AAC Language Lab PRC website that provides information on language stages, devices and unity programs, teaching resources, and supplemental materials.

AAC Language Lab

 

Prentke Romich

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Various AAC Devices This handout looks at various AAC Devices - including: Type, Speech, # of Messages, Display, Access Methods, Price and Company. OATC - compiled by Emily Boyett. take me there
Feature Match Comparison Chart This low tech chart enables you to compare key features in up to 3 devices. It also helps you match those features to the required needs of the individual. OATC - created by Emily Boyett. take me there