Tag Archives: AAC
Owen and his communication device (iPad mini)

Our picnic adventure – an AAC tale

  I know I’m woefully behind on my AAC posts. I promise I will share our monthly word lists with you as soon as I can…probably while the boys are in camp and I work on putting more vocabulary in Owen’s app. Despite the fact that I’m behind on that too Owen has continued to do […]

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Great app deal: Speak For Yourself – 50% off TODAY ONLY!

  TODAY ONLY: the AAC app Speak For Yourself is 50% off – $99.99 instead of $199.99. Normally I only do a great app deal post if I can personally vouch for the app being terrific. In this case, I don’t yet have a copy of Speak For Yourself but people I respect say wonderful […]

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I Can See Just Fine by Eric Barclay

Helping an AAC user learn new vocabulary

  As regular readers know, Owen is working hard with the AAC app Proloquo2Go and is doing very well. How am I helping my AAC user to learn new vocabulary? Well, I thought I might share some practical things I’m doing that might be useful to those of you who are always looking for ideas […]

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Things my autistic kids love: Swimming. Or, how we’re going beyond requesting with AAC

  I’ve previously shared with you how much Owen and Oliver love public transit and books and I had planned for some time that the next post in the series would be about swimming. An added bonus arose this week when implementing my plan to use the things Owen loves as a way to go […]

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GoNow Sleek iPad Case by Attainment Company

iPad cases – when iDevices are used for AAC – a review of the GoNow Sleek

  Some posts remain a work in progress for a long time. This one however has set new records and for that I apologize, both to readers who have been waiting for it and to Attainment Company, who kindly gave me a GoNow Sleek case to review. I had the post ready to go in […]

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Owen using Grace App for AAC

Autism and AAC: Five things I wish I had known

  In the title of this post I’ve linked autism and AAC for a specific reason. A lot of the points here are equally applicable to people who have a different disability but my argument in this particular post is for ALL autistic people to have access to AAC, regardless of whether they can speak. […]

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Ten great visual support apps

  If your kids are having a tough time with Back to School, consider helping them along with visual supports. Why do I like visual aids? Here’s why: My kids can’t always process what you tell them but they can understand what you show them. For learning new skills a visual task list is worth […]

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Chatting with Owen on the subway: an AAC eye-opener

  As those who read my recent post on this subject know, I’m currently working on building up Owen’s core vocabulary using Proloquo2Go (P2G), an AAC app we recently acquired thanks to the generosity of friends. Prior to getting P2G we were working with TalkTablet and Owen’s communication home page in that app was put […]

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See Owen using Proloquo2Go!

  I’ve got a couple of posts drafted about AAC (I think my epitaph will read ‘She had a post drafted about this’) but I just had to share with you the initial successes I’ve had using Proloquo2Go (P2G) with Owen. An extremely kind friend gifted the app to me to use at home with […]

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Great app deals: Smarty Ears

  I dont normally do Great App deal posts unless the price drop is 50% or greater and I really love the app. However, when it’s an expensive app at a great price, it seems to be a good idea to make an exception. When it’s expensive *apps* at a great price then it’s definitely […]

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