Teaching the Core Word: GOOD

Posted on 2017-03-06 08:27:20 by Admin under Resources & Tips

Happy Monday!  Looking for a word to teach? One of the words included in PrAACtical AAC Year of Core for March is GOOD.  The word good is used every day across many contexts.   Create opportunities for the communicator using AAC to use the word good.  Today is a good day to model the word good!


Donated NOVA Chat Device Helps Young Girl Connect with the World

Posted on 2017-03-03 10:12:01 by Admin under News

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.