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Which AAC device should you choose?

Which AAC device should you choose?

I get a couple of questions all the time: Will using AAC delay my child speaking or mean they never speak at all? What device should I get? To answer the first one, that is a definite no! I have witnessed the opposite, where having a communication board gave the...

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Getting other team members onboard with AAC

Getting other team members onboard with AAC

We can do fantastic work with our students using AAC but as I’m sure you know AAC is something that has much more impact if it is happening everyday. Which means we need to get colleagues at the school onboard with supporting students with their devices and other...

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Identifying when a non-speaking student is communicating

Identifying when a non-speaking student is communicating

Our goal as an SLP should always be to prioritize communication, rather than verbal speech. For each child to “say” what he wants to say, when he wants to say it. But it isn’t always easy to tell when a student is communicating with us. When I first started working...

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What is AAC?

What is AAC?

What is AAC? AAC stands for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. It refers to a range of methods and tools that can be used to augment or replace spoken communication for people who have difficulty speaking or expressing themselves.  Are you a parent...

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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 him...

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