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Why I love Core Boards

Why I love Core Boards

Technology and all the wonderful tech tools that are out there to help our students is amazing. But I’m not giving up my printed core boards any time soon.  🧡🧡🧡 I love core boards because: They help make an abstract word visible by giving it a symbol and a location...

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Patience is an SLP Super Power

Patience is an SLP Super Power

During the pandemic I did a lot of walking in my neighborhood. What else was there to do? Every time I walked by this one house on the corner there was such a beautiful fragrance in the air. One day the owner was outside and I asked him about it. He said his wife was...

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When, Why & How to Use Guided Access for AAC

When, Why & How to Use Guided Access for AAC

iPad’s Guided Access feature for an  Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) user is an important option. Guided Access limits an iPad to a single app and lets you control which features are available. If you have a young AAC user, most likely you will want...

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Diversity, Equity and AAC

Diversity, Equity and AAC

One of my strongest beliefs is that all children with complex communication needs should have access to support regardless of their background. As SLPs we have an important role to play in ensuring this. But I know it can feel intimidating at first. Particularly if...

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Using AAC Core Boards

Using AAC Core Boards

AAC core boards combine pictures and words of core vocabulary to support communication. Core vocabulary is vocabulary that is commonly used such as “You”, “I”, “Get”, “Do” and “Where”. Core vocabulary refers a small number of words that make up >70-90% of what we...

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Modelling for Emergent Communicators

Modelling for Emergent Communicators

As SLPs we often work with emergent communicators. How we model with them needs to be tailored to their specific needs. Below I share more about what an emergent communicator is and my best tips for using AAC modelling with them.  What is an Emergent Communicator...

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How to Reduce Cognitive Load

How to Reduce Cognitive Load

Help your students succeed by reducing cognitive load for your students with special needs while they’re learning a new concept. In this video I am talking about why we need to think about reducing the cognitive load as well as how to do this so we can help our...

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The SLP and the IEP: 5 Insider Tips

The SLP and the IEP: 5 Insider Tips

Are you a new school SLP who'd like an insider look at Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)? Writing a good IEP and conducting a successful IEP meeting are two really vital skills. This video shares 5 tips that are simple game changers for how to approach your next...

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Washing Hands | AAC with Core Vocabulary Board

Washing Hands | AAC with Core Vocabulary Board

Activities of daily living pair perfectly with core vocabulary. Parents and speech language pathologists will love all the opportunity for repetition. In this video we use washing our hands as the daily activity. Core words: turn, put, on, need, get...

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Hey there I’m Anne Page. I help heart centered SLPs and educators put the fun in functional communication.