Some IEP Goals for AAC listed on my wonderful colleague Pat Mervine's Speakingofspeech.com website. Be sure each of your goals is MEASURABLE and could be easily followed by a clinician with no prior knowledge of the student. Each goal should include: From a baseline of ___, the student will.... perform a specific skill a specified number of times under specified conditions at a specified level of achievement for a specific length of time.
AAC RESOURCE THAT SHOULDN'T BE MISSED!!!!! To all of my friends and followers (teachers, SLPs, parents, support staff) who support AAC users, here is a little gift for you. I attended yet another spectacular presentation from Gail VanTatenhove recently. It was entitled Developing Language and Communication Power using a Core Vocabulary Classroom Approach. Gail has generously allowed me to share her FABULOUS handout from this presentation. Please take the time to explore!
This 60 page product includes AAC core vocabulary for minimal verbal and non-verbal students. Included you will find core vocabulary boards and interactive books which are based off the first 36 words learned in an educational setting. You will notice that visuals are paired with words and their positioning does NOT change in any way - this goes along with the idea of learned motor acquisition.
Great handout useful for teachers, staff, family, and other team members supporting AAC users. Posted on website from the Southern California AAC Network http://scaacn.blogspot.de/2012/03/csun-2012-aac-device-implementation.html#. Click on pin to download their handout!
Adopted by colleges and universities across the country, this definitive core text is now fully revised and expanded with cutting-edge research and more on hot topics such as executive function, fluency, and adolescent literacy. The most comprehensive text available on multisensory teaching, this book shows preservice educators how to use specific multisensory approaches to dramatically improve struggling students' language skills and academic outcomes in elementary through high school.
As we were getting ready for back to school and thinking about 'must haves', it quickly became apparent that it is not so easy to narrow it down. And the 'must haves' would definitely vary depending upon type of class, students, and even school. Based on a wide variety of differences, we organized a wide…