Tuesday, October 4, 2016

13 Ways to Celebrate AAC Awareness Month

October is AAC Awareness Month, and what better way to kick it off then with this amazing resource created by the  PrAACtical AAC blog. Click here to access the original article! 

  1. Participate on the #USSAAC Twitterchat at 7:00 pm EDT (UTC−04:00). New to Twitterchats? You can learn more here. The wonderful Chris Bugaj will be moderating.
  2. Subscribe to a blog with an AAC content, such as Uncommon Sense, Jane Farrall Consulting, AAC Girls, or Superpower Speech
  3. Follow a new AAC topical Pinterest board from Lauren Enders and others: AAC and AT, AT/AAC/Adapt/Modify/Accessibility/Accommodations, AT for Communication, SLP AAC, & AugComm, AAC by Constantly Speaking,Communication-AAC
  4. Print, hang, or give someone an AAC awareness image, 10 Commandments of AAC Devices, or 5 Tips for Communicating with Nonverbal Student
  5. Register for a free AAC professional development webinar from Ablenet University
  6. Print out an AAC Poster, like Lauren Enders’ AAC Boot Camp-Getting AAC Users to Communicate or Kate Ahern’s The Periodic Table of AAC,
  7. Explore an AAC app or SGD that is new to you
  8. Print out song visual supports
  9. Read a Tar Heel Reader Book with an AAC learner
  10. Use Aided Language Input while talking to AAC learners (for 10 minutes…. or more)
  11. Learn more about AAC supports for challenging behavior
  12. Consider providing an AAC training (browse Tabi Jones-Wohleber’s PPT material for inspiration)
  13. Join the 8th annual AAC Chat and Read-a-Thon October 14-15

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