Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Art Page

This is a sample “art” page (with 14 art-related items) from an expressive language tool. Your child could point to pictures to express, clarify or expand upon his/her thoughts. You could point to pictures as you speak too! For example, you could point to “like + blue”, or “I + see + purple”. This would… Read more »

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Food Page (Simplified)

This is a sample “food” page (with 18 food choices) from an expressive language tool. Your child could point to pictures to express, clarify or expand upon his/her thoughts. You could point to pictures as you speak too! For example, you could point to “more + pizza”, or “help + open”. This would help your… Read more »

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Food Page (Expanded)

This is a “food” page (with 44 food choices) from a sample expressive language tool. Your child could point to pictures to express, clarify, or expand upon his/her thoughts. You could point to pictures as you speak too! For example, you could point to “want + pizza”, or “I + like + ice cream”. This… Read more »

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Activities Page

This is an “activities” page (with 44 activity choices) from a sample expressive language tool. Your child could point to pictures to express, clarify, or expand upon his/her thoughts. You could point to pictures as you speak too! For example, you could point to “play + game”, or “I + want + song”. This would… Read more »

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AAC Myth Busters

Dispelling myths/common misconceptions regarding use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Source: www.prAACticalAAC.org

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AAC Myths Dispelled

Here are some common myths that people have about AAC, and a brief description of what is currently known about AAC. Source: Special Education Technology (SET)- British Columbia; AAC: A Way of Thinking

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Twinkle Twinkle (YPRLSP PowerPoint book)

Your child may enjoy watching and listening to this fun and simple Powerpoint song/book (Twinkle Twinkle). You might use this to develop your child’s attention span or to help him/her to indicate “more”. For example, your child could look at you, use a gesture, point to a picture, or tap a switch each time the… Read more »

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Wheels on the Bus (YPRLSP PowerPoint book)

Your child may enjoy watching and listening to this fun and simple Powerpoint song/book (Wheels on the Bus). You might use this to develop your child’s attention span or to help him/her to indicate “more”. For example, your child could look at you, use a gesture, point to a picture, or tap a switch each… Read more »

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Potty humour

A young boy uses a high tech communication device to have dinnertime conversation with his sister and potty talk with his brother.

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PrAACtical AAC

PrAACtical AAC supports a community of professionals and families who are determined to improve the communication and literacy abilities of people with significant communication difficulties.

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Tarheel Reader

This is a collection of free, easy-to-read, and accessible books in many languages. Each book can be speech-enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces (e.g. touchscreens or switches). Users can write their own books using existing pictures/symbols or by uploading their own. In order to create your own books you must create a username then email… Read more »

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YouTube video by OneKidsPlace

This video by One Kids Place explains and demonstrates Aided Language Stimulation, a partner strategy used to encourage and expand AAC use.

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