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Week 8: AAC/Significant Communication Ideas

As you go about your day, you do much more than requesting. That means we need to teach our device users to communicate in a variety of ways too.

 

Why do I communicate? To advocate for myself

  • That’s not what I wanted
  • I need help
  • I don’t know
  • I need a break

 

When do I self-advocate?

  • When I’m tired—I need a break
  • When I’m frustrated—Help please
  • When I’m confused—I don’t know

 

How can you self-advocate this week?

 

Additional Resources:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flFNMky22-U

https://saltillo.com/images/putting-aided-language-into-practice-aac-putting-aided-language-to-practice-handout.pdf

 

 

Week 7: AAC/Significant Communication Ideas

As you go about your day, you do much more than requesting. That means we need to teach our device users to communicate in a variety of ways too.

 

Why do I communicate? To initiate

What’s up?

What are you doing?

Good morning

That looks interesting

Can I join?

 

When do I initiate?

Walking up to a group—Hey everybody!

To play with friends—Let’s play!

To order at a restaurant—I want a hamburger.

How can you initiate this week?

 

Additional Resources:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRp12rRqnHU

https://www.speechandlanguagekids.com/how-to-make-a-communication-board-out-of-a-cookie-sheet-for-autism-apraxia-and-aphasia/

 

Week 6: AAC/Significant Communication Ideas

As you go about your day, you do much more than requesting. That means we need to teach our device users to communicate in a variety of ways too.

 

Why do I communicate? To share information

My name is ______.

Someone threw up in the car!

I see (something) blue.

It’s over there.

I got a dog!

 

When do I share information?

To give personal details—my name, my age, my favorite team (go Preds!)

To retell a story

To gossip

 

How can you share information this week?

 

Additional Resources:

https://inclusiveteach.com/aac-communication-resources/

https://www.speechandlanguagekids.com/picture-exchange-communication-system-pecs-non-verbal-children/

 

Week 5: AAC/Significant Communication Ideas

As you go about your day, you do much more than requesting. That means we need to teach our device users to communicate in a variety of ways too.

 

Why do I communicate? To ask questions

What’s that?

Where are we going?

What happened?

Do you like it?

Can I do it?

 

When do I ask questions?

When we go to a friend or family member’s house—Who is here?

Reading—What happened? What next?

Lunch—What (are we) eating? Do you like it?

Playing a game—How (do I do it)? Is it my turn?

 

How can you ask questions this week?

 

Additional Resources:

https://www.rachelmadel.com/videos

https://www.superduperinc.com/handouts/pdf/405_CoreVocabulary.pdf

 

 

 

Week 4: AAC/Significant Communication Ideas

As you go about your day, you do much more than requesting. That means we need to teach our device users to communicate in a variety of ways too.

Why do I communicate? To socialize

Good morning

What’s up?

See you later, alligator!

No way!

What are you doing?

Do you like that?

 

When do I socialize?

When we wake up—good morning, how (are) you?

In the neighborhood—Hey! What’s up?

With friends—What are you doing? That’s cool

In the community—Let’s go there. Did you see that?

How can you be social this week?

 

Additional Resources:

https://aactualtalk.com/work-your-core/

https://www.rachelmadel.com/corewords

 

Week 3: AAC/Significant Communication Ideas

As you go about your week, you do much more than requesting. That means we need to teach our alternative communicators to communicate in a variety of ways too

 Why do I communicate: to protest

  • Don’t want
  • Leave me alone
  • Stop it
  • No!
  • Not that

 When do I protest?

  • When someone is bothering me—stop it, leave me alone
  • When I want more time—not done, don’t stop
  • When I’m uncomfortable—don’t like, not good

 How can you protest this week?

 

Additional Resources:

https://www.stormspeechtherapy.com/augmentative-and-alternative-communication/parent-handouts

 

https://www.aacandautism.com/assets/uploads/Using-a-Device-in-the-Home.pdf

 

 

AAC/Significant Communication Ideas for Week 2:

As you go about your day, you do much more than requesting. That means we need to teach our alternative communicators to communicate in a variety of ways too.

 

Why do I communicate? To direct other people—who doesn’t love to be bossy?!

  • Go away
  • Put it there
  • Give me that
  • You do it
  • Turn on
 

 When do I direct others?

  • Building with blocks—put on, put behind, give [color]
  • With siblings—leave alone, play with me, look at this
  • In a game (ex. Mother may I)—run, crawl, jump, go two (times)
 
How can you be bossy this week?

 

Additional Resources:

http://l.ead.me/bbTE3n?fbclid=lwAE1JJN

 

https://www.stormspeechtherapy.com/augmentative-and-alternative-communication/parent-handouts

 

 

AAC/Significant Communication Ideas for Week 1:

As you go about your week, you do much more than requesting. That means we need to teach our alternative communicators to communicate in a variety of ways too.

 

Why do I communicate? To give my opinion

· That was funny

· Don’t like

· Yuck

· Good

· This boring

 

When do I give my opinion? ALL THE TIME! Think about how many times you share a positive or negative opinion throughout the day.

· After every activity—was it good or bad

· After reading a book or watching a movie—like or don’t like

· While eating—yum or yuck

 

How can you be opinionated this week?

 

Additional Resources:

https://www.assistiveware.com/blog/language-opportunities-using-aac-home

 

https://aaclanguagelab.com/activities

Visual Schedules Lite is a free app to help make visual schedules and first/then boards! The lite version of this app allows you to use pictures from your home environment to make the schedule specifically for your kiddo!
 
Sounding Board is another great free app that allows you to use your own pictures or their library of pictures to make communication boards, schedules, first/then boards, etc. to assist your child in communicating.
 
This is a free visual countdown timer to help your child know when it is time to transition to a different activity.  It is highly motivating and will reveal more of a picture as the timer counts down.  When the timer goes off, the picture explodes in a ball of confetti to celebrate the end of your activity or wait time.  If you don't want to download the app, you can also use a kitchen timer or the timer on your phone.