This year, the Saltillo Calendar is all about travel and adventure. Join your travel companions Miguel, Trinda, Sophia, and Joshua as they explore, discover and communicate with AAC in places near and far around the world! Even though this calendar is designed to help support early communicators using AAC, anyone can join the journey!
Each month you'll find tips, books, target words, fun activities, and a travel destination that include:
- Identification of skills to develop communicative competence based on the LOSS (Linguistic, Operational, Strategic, Social) framework developed by Dr. Janice Light. Dr. Light created the LOSS framework to help explain and understand the different skill areas required to successfully use an AAC device. Learn more about the LOSS framework.
- Recommended books with suggested words to target as you travel to different places around the world. Most of the selected books can be found on Amazon, in libraries, or in book stores. Be sure to check out Saltillo Brand on YouTube for fun videos related to each month's content.
- Existing vocabulary features that support the development of competent communicators.
- Fun Scavenger Hunts when you visit live webcams around the world.
- Stories and Scripts travel page to write about each adventure. Download the file, import into your device, and write about your travels.