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Sunday, August 14, 2016

You NEED These Top Tips for AAC Implementation

Are you an average speech-language pathologist or special education teacher who wants to be able to teach their nonverbal or minimally verbal students how to communicate and who needs to integrate students who use AAC into every day classroom activities and situations, but can't get past the requesting stage?

Are you struggling with not knowing the crucial strategies to teach AAC use and how to apply them?   Do you feel like this is a huge hurdle for you, because no one has ever shown you how to use these strategies and how to move one step at a time?

Then I've got the solution for you. 
I have a set of resources for AAC; including communication boards and books, curriculum and speech therapy materials to teach use of AAC, as well as an on-line course for parents and other communication partners to learn to teach AAC to their child/student.  It is called “4 Steps to the POWER of Communicating with AAC.”

You will learn how to teach students to use AAC effectively with resources that provide the communication system, contextualized and decontextualized communication experiences, and strategies and templates to make your communication opportunities valuable.

So if you're serious about how to teach you emergent communicator to learn to communicate effectively, then give my course a try.

The coolest feeling is when you see your student(s) communicating something they really want to say to you - by themselves! AND, the knowledge that you have provided a students with a way to communicate effectively is the most amazing feeling you can have.  So, take a look at this.

Many people believe that AAC use should start slowly and with a very small vocabulary for kids who are just beginning to learn AAC use.  However, this is just one more myth of AAC.  AAC users and their communication partners need a large, robust vocabulary in order to model use of a variety of functions of communication. 
My course will provide you with a system to use if you don't already have one, as well as the resources to get started with Evidence Based Practices for implementing AAC.

Are you scared that this is a huge hurdle for you because no one has ever shown you how to use these strategies?  

Then here's the solution you've been looking for. AAC 101: Getting Started and Moving On with Core Words will give you the tools and strategies you need.

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