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A Parent's Guide to Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Assessment

This video is intended to provide an introductory overview of the augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) assessment process. The program includes what to expect during an assessment, why an assessment is important, and how asessments are conducted.

Chat With Me: Pragmatic Skill Intervention in AAC

The acquisition of social skills plays an important role in education, employment, adn living opportunities for individuals with disabilities. In this video, a numer of evidence-based strategies for teaching social skills are reviewed adn social pages for use with core vocabularies available for a variety of speech-generating devices are demonstrated. In addition, the results from a social skills intervention study are discussed.

Ingredients to Successful Modeling: SMoRRES and Partner-Augmented Input [Webinar]. Click to download the handout.

Evidence-based research supports the use of partner-augmented input (PAI), also known as aided language modeling, as an intervention strategy for children who use AAC. PAI can be done at home, school, and in the community by a variety of communication partners including family members, teachers, and peers. In this introductory session, attendees will learn what PAI is, why it?s important to use, and how to provide models. We will use our mnemonic, SMoRRES, to help participants remember the steps to successful modeling. Videotaped demonstrations of strategy use will also be shown.

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Senner, J.E. (2013). ABC's of AAC. United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago's Infintec Video Classroom.

Senner, J. E. & Baud, M. R. (2017). Partner-Augmented Input: Modeling AAC in the Classroom. United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago's Infintec Video Classroom. A DVD version of this prsentation is available for non-members to purchase by clicking on our Products tab.

Technology & Language Center Handouts

Partner Augmented Input - this handout describes an evidence-based modeling technique that can be used at home and in the classroom. For additional PAI resources, Follow the Partner Augmented Input board on Pinterest.

Use the S’MoRRES (slow rate, model, repeat, respect and reflect, expand, stop) mnemonic and hang this handy poster in the classroom to help you remember the steps to successful modeling in the classroom.

Vocabulary Selection - Need help figuring out what words need to be added to your child's speech generating device (SGD)? Download this guide to help you organize the customization process.

This SGD Features Checklist has been designed to help teams with the assessment process.

Tool for Analysis of Langauge and Communication (TALC): Language Sampling Tool for Multimodal Communicators- This language sampling form has been designed for collecting data on expressive language use in individuals using AAC.

Presentation Handouts

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Creative Solutions to Overcoming Communication Barriers

Chat with Me: Pragmatic Skill Intervention in AAC

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Link to Matthew R. Baud's Assitive Technology page at Niles Township District for Special Education

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PAI in the Classroom Facebook GroupPartner Augmented Input in the Classroom Facebook group - This group is for speech-language pathologists (SLPs), educators, and assistive technology (AT) specialists who are bringing modeling to their classrooms by providing staff instruction in partner-augmented input. The goal of the group is to provide a forum for sharing resources and successes as well as to provide support for school teams who are facing implementation challenges when serving students using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).

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