TELL ME: AAC for the Preschool Classroom- Guest Presenter, Dr. Carole Zangari

Posted on 2017-03-02 12:25:44 by Admin under News

We are very excited to announce that Dr. Carole Zangari will be a guest presenter for the upcoming webinar, "TELL ME: AAC for the Preschool Classroom".

This webinar provides an overview of a prekindergarten program designed to empower teachers, paraprofessionals, therapists, and families to support the use core vocabulary in AAC systems. Participants will learn about the key elements of the TELL ME program (Zangari & Wise, 2017) and see how core language is addressed in shared reading and writing lessons, classroom routines, and typical play/learning activities. Program materials for building family involvement will also be discussed. 

The webinar will occur live online April 7 from 12-1pm ET.  You can sign up here.

Dr. Zangari is an associate professor of SLP at Nova Southeastern University where she teaches master’s and doctoral courses in AAC, coordinates the AAC Lab, and provides clinical supervision to graduate student clinicians. She is a frequent presenter on AAC topics at international and national conferences. Dr. Zangari co-edited Practically Speaking Language, Literacy, and Academic Development for Students with AAC Needs with Gloria Soto and co-authored TELL ME: AAC in the Preschool Classroom with Lori Wise. She blogs at www.PrAACticalAAC.org.


A Year of Core- March Core Words

Posted on 2017-03-01 13:32:48 by Admin under Resources & Tips

As we move into the month of March, MAKE sure to download your new set of core words from the "Year of Core". We have some GOOD ones on THERE! You can find the monthly resources here.

 


Saltillo's "20 for 20 Giveaway" helps Indiana boy express himself

Posted on 2017-02-28 13:08:28 by Admin under News


What do you LIKE?

Posted on 2017-02-27 09:53:38 by Admin under Resources & Tips

We like to tell our friends what we like and don’t like.  We also want to know what our communicators that use AAC like. Try out this core word to find out what your communicator likes!  Here are a few ideas for using the word like over and over:

*Use “I like it, I don’t like it” boards to create a visual of things the communicator likes and doesn’t like.  Find the boards here.

*Create a power point story about things that the communicator likes and doesn’t like.  Cut out pictures from a magazine, draw pictures, family adventure pictures, pictures from the park, whatever might be motivating to talk about to teach the work LIKE.  Make a story out of the things you discover using the “I like it, I don’t like it” boards

*Google YouTube videos about teaching the word LIKE.  You will find some quick fun videos teaching the sight work LIKE!

*Read stories with the word like in them.  Focus on modeling (touching like on the device)