AAC Strategies & Resources

Implementing AAC in Aphasia

 

 

AAC Awareness Month has officially ended, however SpeakUp will continue to share information and resources throughout the year in the spirit of USSAAC’s mission to promote the best possible communication for people with complex communication needs. Today we welcome Andrea Kremeier and Kristy Weissling, guest authors from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, who offer this informative post with suggestions for implementing AAC with people who have aphasia.    

 

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Developing Prompt Awareness in the AAC Team

Today SpeakUp is pleased to welcome guest author, Rachael Langley.  Although prompting can be a useful teaching tool, it needs to be used thoughtfully to prevent prompt-dependency.  As Kathleen Post from Midwestern University frequently says, "Compliance is not communication." How then do we foster autonomous communication rather than mere compliance?  Rachael shares some helpful suggestions below!  

 

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AAC 101

Welcome USSAAC members and guests to the second week of AAC Awareness Month.  In today's post, Dr. Yoosun Chung, USSAAC's Vice President of People Who Use AAC, provides us with an overview of what AAC is and who uses it.  

 

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How are YOU celebrating AAC Awareness Month?

Welcome USSAAC members and guests to our virtual SpeakUp publication, in blog format since July, 2017.  October is International #AACAwarenessMonth and USSAAC is celebrating!

 

The AAC Awareness Committee, headed by Yoosun Chung, Vice President of People Who Use AAC, developed some snazzy catch phrases including:

  • Silence is not always golden,
  • Don’t leave my voice in a bag,
  • Wait 15 seconds, I can communicate,
  • I’m worth the wait, let me communicate. 

 

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