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March Communication Functions download.

March Communication Functions

Whether you’re a seasoned SLP or just starting your AAC journey, this resource offers valuable insights into modeling communication functions and fostering meaningful interactions.

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Problem Solving in AAC with Sabotage download.

Problem Solving in AAC with Sabotage

Problem-Solving in AAC with Sabotage, provides a how-to guide to implementing problems and encouraging your client to communicate to solve the problem—from an intentionally misplaced remote to an intentionally mismatched shoe.

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Valentine's Day Activities.

Valentine's Day Activities

There are many fun activities that you can do for Valentine’s Day that incorporate speech devices and help encourage device usage. Download our free resource for three fun Valentine’s Day themed ideas that incorporate a speech device.

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February 2024 Core word activity.

February Core Word

Download our February Core Words activity for some examples of core words you can target during the month of February in your therapy sessions/across environments and activities associated with each.

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February Communication Functions

February Communication Functions

Download our February Communication Functions resource for ideas on how to teach communication functions!

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Creating AAC Communication Temptations download.

AAC Communication Temptations

Encouraging AAC users to communicate requires creating an enticing environment that promotes natural interactions. Such temptations are pivotal in AAC implementation, fostering both routine use and spontaneous communication.

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Winter Scavenger Hunt

Winter Scavenger Hunt

We’ve created a winter scavenger hunt to do while using a speech device. Grab a winter themed book and stay cozy indoors while finding winter related words to help foster language development!

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People Play Activities download.

People Play Activities

People Play enhances interaction by focusing on the bond between the child and the engaging adult, which is ideal for children developing shared attention and regulation skills.

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January 2024 Core Words activity.

January Core Words activity

Here are some examples of core words you can target during the month of January in your therapy sessions/across environments and activities associated with each.

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January Communication Functions download.

January Communication Functions

The goal of AAC is to provide a method of communication for individuals to express their thoughts, needs, and desires in as seamless a manner as possible. Download our January Communication Functions resource for ideas on how to teach communication functions!

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Mirror and Amplify Activity

Mirror & Amplify Activities

By mirroring and amplifying language, you consistently bolster the Child’s language proficiency. Demonstrating nuanced and intricate language will ultimately enable them to become adept communicators.

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Winter Break AAC Guide for families.

Winter Break AAC Guide for Families

This guide is designed to be shared with families and aims to empower families to embrace speech device usage during the winter break and beyond.

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December 2023 Core Words Activity.

December Core Words Activity

Here are some examples of core words you can target during the month of December in your therapy sessions/across environments and activities associated with each.

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December Communication Functions

December Communication Functions

Download our December Communication Functions resource for ideas on how to teach communication functions!

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Gratitude bingo

Gratitude Bingo

Our Gratitude Bingo resource is designed to boost communication skills while cultivating a spirit of thankfulness. Download it today and embrace the power of gratitude during this special time of year.

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Prompting Strategies for Speech Device Users

Prompting Strategies for Speech Device Users

This resource is designed to help new and seasoned SLPs support individuals with communication difficulties by providing prompting strategies you can use in your therapy sessions.

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November Core Words

November Core Words Activity

Here are some examples of core words you can target during the month of November in your therapy sessions/across environments and activities associated with each.

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Communication Functions

10 Tips for Supporting AAC Implementation

Our tips will help you interact with your students or clients in a way that fosters confidence in their abilities and enhances communication.

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Communication Functions

Communication Functions

Download our October Communication Functions resource for ideas on how to teach communication functions!

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Halloween AAC Download

Halloween Activities

Download our Halloween Activites resource for some fun ideas and strategies for increasing communication skills while getting into the Halloween spirit!

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Fall Scavenger Hunt

Fall Scavenger Hunt

Use this resource as an activity in your therapy sessions or print it out to give to families to use at home. It fosters language development and provides a fun activity for a beautiful fall day!

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October Core Words Activity.

October Core Words Activity

Here are some examples of core words you can target during the month of October in your therapy sessions/across environments and activities associated with each.

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What Research Says About Speech Devices

This resource offers evidence-based research articles and facts that highlight the profound benefits of early AAC device incorporation, dispelling misconceptions and ensuring families make informed decisions.

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Daily Device Checklist

We’ve all been there – you are working with you student or client and their speech device has low battery because it wasn’t charged the night before. We’ve created a daily device checklist that you can print out and give to families to help ensure your student or client’s device is ready to use each day!

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AAC Checklist PDF

AAC Checklist

Our AAC checklist offers a comprehensive guide for SLPs, ensuring thorough review and attention to detail for each student, so nothing is overlooked or forgotten.

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September 2023 Core Words Activity

September 2023 Core Words Activity

Teaching core words is an important part of individuals learning to use an AAC device. One way an SLP can implement this is by introducing a core word of the week. Here are some examples of core words you can target during the month of September in your therapy sessions/across environments and activities associated with each.

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Back To School AAC PDF

Back-to-School AAC Resource

Download our back-to-school AAC themed resource to use in your practice or as a handout for parents to use at home. This resource is designed to enhance communication and social skills while promoting language development.

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This or That Activity Download.

This OR That Activity

Our “This OR That” activity for speech device users allows SLPs to work collaboratively with their clients to choose between two options and select their preference on their speech device. This interactive activity worksheet is a great opportunity to get to know your client’s preferences and promote language skills!

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Incorporating AAC Into Daily Routines PDF.

Incorporating AAC Into Daily Routines

An important area of implementing a speech device is its use across environments. Embedding the use of AAC in a user’s daily routines is important when looking to make progress with using a device. Download our Incorporating AAC Into Daily Routines resource for tips, tricks, and strategies to help speech device users succeed!

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Teaching Core Words for AAC PDF.

Core Words Activity

Teaching core words is an important part of individuals learning to use an AAC device. One way an SLP can implement this is by introducing a core word of the week. Here are some examples of core words you can target in your therapy sessions/across environments and activities associated with each.

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Icebreaker Activity PDF.

Icebreaker Activity

This activity is great to use in speech therapy sessions to help facilitate conversation, promote rapport-building, and learn more about each other’s interests and experiences. This activity can serve as a starting point for getting to know each other better while incorporating speech and language-related content.

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All About Me Activity PDF.

“All About Me” fillable word game for speech devices

Our “All About Me” fillable word game for speech device users allows SLPs to work collaboratively with their students or clients to fill in the mad lib using their speech device, thereby promoting language comprehension, vocabulary expansion, and creative expression.

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Summer Activities PDF.

Summer Activities

Our “Summer Activities” resource provides easy and engaging activities to enhance communication skills. Each activity promotes language development, social interaction, and cognitive skills.

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Lesson Plan: Body Parts download.

Body Part Lesson Plan

We understand the importance of engaging and interactive activities in speech therapy sessions, which is why we have developed a comprehensive lesson plan that offers three different activities to target body parts. These activities have been designed to be both fun and educational, ensuring that your clients enjoy the learning process while improving their language skills.

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Communicating with AAC Devices in Everyday Situations download.

Better Hearing and Speech Month

Insufficient information can significantly impede treatment efforts for speech and hearing disorders. This resource be used with parents, caregivers, and the community to promote awareness, educate the community, and empower others!

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Communicating with AAC Devices in Everyday Situations download.

Communicating with AAC Devices in Everyday Situations

Download our “Communicating with AAC Devices in Everyday Situations” activity to help individuals with communication challenges practice using their AAC devices in real-life scenarios.

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My Busting AAC in Early Intervention download.

Myth Busting – AAC in Early Intervention

Download our free myth busting resource to use in your practice or give to families to combat common myths associated with early intervention and support the research behind introducing AAC early to aid in language development.

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Reducing Challenging Behaviors with AAC download.

Reducing Challenging Behaviors with AAC

Download our free resource to learn about different ways you can reduce or replace challenging behaviors with alternative functional communication.

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Earth Week Words download.

Earth Week Words

Download our Earth Week Words resource for a fun activity to promote communication and language development! You can use it in your practice or give to families to try at home.

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Speech Therapy strategies download.

Speech Therapy Strategies

There are many speech therapy strategies that can be used to boost communication skills in children with ASD and other communication disorders. Download our free resource for ideas you can use in your practice or at home to aid in speech and language development.

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Activiites to facilitate communication download.

Activities to Facilitate Communication Using Speech Devices

Download this free resource for some examples of activities that you can do within your therapy session or that families can do at home to work on motivating an individual to communicate with their speech device and expand their vocabulary.

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Springtime scavenger hunt download.

Springtime Scavenger Hunt activity

With Spring right around the corner, it is a great time to get outside with your AAC users to talk about the things that you can find! Download our springtime scavenger hunt for a fun activity to do with your speech device.

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St. Patrick's Day resource download.

St. Patricks Day Resource

There are many fun activities that you can do for St. Patrick’s Day that incorporate speech devices and help encourage device usage. Download our free resource for four fun St. Patrick’s Day themed ideas that incorporate a speech device.

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Tips to encourage speech device usage at home resource download.

Tips to Encourage Speech Device Usage at Home

Encouraging speech device usage in all settings is important to achieve best outcomes. Providing parents with our Tips to Encourage Speech Device Usage At Home download can help ensure they are comfortable working with their child and their AAC device in their home.

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Weekly Functions Tracker download.

Weekly Functions Tracker

Increase the use of different communication functions! Use the weekly functions tracker to document specific words or phrases the AAC user says. Use it in your practice or print it out for families to use at home!

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Valentine's Day download.

Valentine’s Day Resource

There are many fun activities that you can do for Valentine’s Day that incorporate speech devices and help encourage device usage. Download our free resource for four fun Valentine’s Day themed ideas that incorporate a speech device.

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New Year, New Words download.

New Year, New Words Resource

With the New Year beginning, it’s a great time for a fresh perspective on using an AAC device! We’ve created a “New Year, New Words” resource for you to use in your speech therapy sessions or to print out and give to families.

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5 Things You May Not Know About AAC Resource download.

5 Things You May Not Know About AAC Resource

There are no prerequisites for an individual to use a speech generating device. The earlier you introduce this form of AAC, the better! Download our resource below to learn 5 things you may not know about AAC to help get your students the speech device they deserve!

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Holiday activities with your aac device.

Holiday AAC Resource

There are many fun activities that you can do this Holiday Season that incorporate AAC devices and help encourage device usage. Download our free resource for three fun holiday-themed ideas that incorporate an AAC device.

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Guide to Increase Speech Device Utilization at Home

Guide to Increase Speech Device Utilization at Home

For an individual to be successful with their speech device, they need access to it in all settings – especially at home. We’ve created a free download that you can provide to families to help increase speech device utilization at home. All you need to do is fill in the basic information.

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A Guides to Combatting Speech Device Abandonment

Guide to Combatting Speech Device Abandonment

The wrong speech app, costly repairs, lack of support – the list goes on and on with reasons AAC devices are abandoned. Follow our guide to combat the most common reasons for device abandonment and help you and your students and clients reach their maximum potential.

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Modelling AAC Daily Routines.

Modeling AAC Daily Routine

Successful communication happens when an individual uses their communication device in ALL settings. Providing families with a resource to help them get started with modeling AAC during their daily routines is key.

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Talking Points for SLPs.

Talking Points for SLPs

Worrying a child will become too dependent on their speech device and lose motivation to talk is a common misconception among AAC users and their parents or caregivers. We’ve created a helpful resource with talking points to help facilitate the conversation with parents and caregivers and get their approval.

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