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After years of parents telling me this was the only Wh-Question program that ever worked for their kids and that I should publish it, I finally turned it into an app in 2011. And now, here it is for TPT users. This is an brief version of the
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Here are 6 therapist written interactive books illustrating how to use 6 of the 25 early core words for AAC users who are beginning communicators. Each book tells about 1 of the words, in 12-18 pages, using a combination of clip art and Symbol
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Here are materials to teach AAC users to use core vocabulary effectively. The words used are from the PrAACticalAAC blog's Year of Core Words. • There is some background discussion of core vocabulary, prompting methods, and Aided Language
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An Adapted U.S. Geography Book, Autism, Special Education 25 pg. book adapted for students who need to use visual cues and/or picture based communication, 2 different communication boards, (20 & 32 symbols) more than 20 pages of vocabulary
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Use of core vocabulary words has been shown to provide AAC users with the vocabulary they need to serve most of their communication needs. The researchers who’ve developed the Developmental Learning Maps (DLM ) have identified a basic core of 40
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Rules are important in all classrooms and especially in classrooms where students have difficulty with understanding and following them. Whether you begin the school year with David and the rules he should live by, or read these books later in
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This activity will help students build receptive language and language processing skills. In Describe it to Me; Listening to Directions students have a variety of activities to use their language processing skills to identify objects and people by
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Teach core vocabulary use in speech therapy or special education to AAC users with 4 more therapist written interactive books illustrating 12 more of the early core vocabulary words. Included are: I, you, want, that, it, mine, some, in, here, is,
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This is a set of core vocabulary based communication board displays for beginning communicators with 8, 15, 20, 28, and 30 symbols, and a generic board for reading activities. The packet contains some explanation of core vocabulary, why we use
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This packet contains materials for use with the Eric Carle book, "The Tiny Seed." The materials have been designed with special needs students in mind; such as, students who need visual cues, language scaffolding, picture based
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Do your students need help choosing the right clothes for the occasion? We might laugh at toddlers who are noted for their desire to wear boots in the summer and party dresses to the playground, but many children and adults with various
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There are several differently organized visual cues for telling and retelling stories and developing narratives for students with significant language difficulties; like autism. Symbols have been changed from PCS to Symbol Stix from News2You. These
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This resource contains language-based materials to use with the book: "…if you lived in Colonial Times" by Ann McGovern. The materials can, however, stand on their own without the book. There is a clinician-written book that follows parts of the
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In this resource you will find 13 communication boards for your aac users. These are activity based boards, using core words and some fringe vocabulary. There is a combination of 20-location and 32-location boards. These boards use Symbol Stix,
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Meet the need for more informational texts for special education with this book about Living and Nonliving Things. This contains a mini science unit book with activities. The 5” sq. book lists and illustrates the 6 properties of living things in 30
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Address CCSS for Language, Speaking & Listening with this resource that addresses answering Wh-Questions in paragraphs, sequencing actions and events, and building or completing simple sentences. There are 36 simple paragraphs (3-4 sentences)
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This set for symbol sequencing practice for aac users or those with limited language skills focuses on pronoun + verb sequences, with 30 practice action pictures. There are bonus pages also, with 10 pronoun + auxiliary verb has + object. That
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This is a set of 6-location picture communication boards for eye gaze users. This has been revised to us Symbol Stix from News2You. There are 4 core word boards, plus 1 for “something’s wrong,” a game topic board, a t.v. watching topic board, and a
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AAC users don't always get enough practice with producing sentences in every day use. Here is another great resource for practicing sentences using communication symbols. This can be used with AAC users, with students needing syntax practice, with a
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This is revision of the original four pages of communication pictures, which I use for some older boys who need reminders of what they can and can't say to people when in the community This revision now contains 13 useful pages (not counting cover
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a speech-language pathologist for >35 years, before which I taught kids with autism. I have been in the classroom, therapy room, and worked as an administrator. I have worked in public and nonpublic schools. I currently specialize in alternative-augmentative communication for nonverbal students and in training staff to implement aac in their classrooms. I teach workshops locally and nationally on augmentative communication and on teaching literacy skills to students with complex communication needs, and have written CEU on-line courses for SLPs about AAC. I have published research articles in peer reviewed journals, and spent considerable time working on translating research into practice.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Working with students with significant special needs has taught me to do whatever works - which can be different for every student in the group. While I have a strong background in applied behavior analysis from working with kids with autism, I utilize a wide variety of strategies and styles! I want toothache teachers and SLPs to consider all options for teaching students with Complex Communication Needs because we need to presume competence for ALL kids. I feel strongly that if a child doesn't learn HE has not failed. WE have.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I have had research papers published in peer review professional journals, and have presented at numerous national conferences and on webinars. I have also written more than 12 professional CEU hour courses for an on-line university program for SLPs about AAC.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a B.A. in Psychology, M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology, M. Ed. in School Administration, and extensive graduate level classes in Special Education (enough for a whole other Master's degree - but why?).

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have 2 (grown) children, 1 husband, and 2 cats. I spend as much spare time as I can in my art studio, creating unique jewelry and mixed media assemblage art dolls, or just stealing time for a quick sketch.

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