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Dr. Caroline Ramsey Musselwhite

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Paper-Based AAC FlipBooks: When, How, Why do they matter?
Interactive 60 min Session, ISAAC 2018, Gold Coast, Australia
Deanna K. Wagner, MS/CCC-SLP and Gretchen Hanser, PhD

There are a number of resources for printed displays that are available for purchase or download.  Page-turning options that flip up or down are often a part of these systems. We have found that using paper-based displays helps slow down the process of selecting a message and provides the communication partner with additional time to talk about what the symbol may represent and clarify the intent of the message.

Use paper-based displays at the pool, in brightly lit rooms, and in darker rooms with a flashlight.  Use them when the high tech device is low on battery, or when the user doesn’t want to share his/her high tech device for aided language input.  Use with overlays and cut-outs for target with complete access to the full vocabulary when needed – faster than using hide/show in TouchChat and much like turning on/off Vocabulary Builder, Exploring vocabulary in Proloquo2Go when Progressive Language is turned on, and Babbling with SpeakForYourself.

AAC Flip Books – Where can I find some?
·       https://aaclanguagelab.com/resources/free - LAMP WFL and Unity
·       www.project-core.com - Universal Core Displays (These are not flip books, just core)
Pixon Project Kit
·       https://saltillo.com/chatcorner/content/29 - NOVA Chat and TouchChat (PCS and SS options)
Speak For Yourself (with category indexes, make your own flip book from device screen shots)

  • o   AAC-Communication-Flip-Book-and-Boards-2431089 by Super Power Speech
  • o   Motivate, Model, Move Out of the Way: How to implement AAC by Kate Ahern
  • o   AAC Picture Communication Book with Core and Fringe Vocabulary by Susan Berkowitz
  • o   AAC Flip Communication Book BUNDLE by RosieBeeSLP
  • o   AAC Communication Book by Speech Me Maybe
  • o   Core Vocabulary Binder Ring - Core Board Binder Ring AAC by Mrs Ds Corner
  • o   Low-Tech, Core Vocabulary Based, AAC Flip Boards by Speechy Musings

Ahern, Kate. http://www.slideshare.net/teechkidz/bringing-aac-home-fcsn
·       This PowerPoint slideshow, aimed at parents and caregivers, explains why and how aided language works in the home.

Enders, Lauren.  Moving beyond a Common roadblock to Successful AAC Implementation. June/July, 2016 edition of Closing The Gap Solutions

Farrel, Jane.  http://www.janefarrall.com
·       Why We Do Aided Language Stimulation - And You Should Too! - This guest blog, written by Mary-Louise Bertram, clearly explains why modeling is so important for those beginning to use AAC.  

Hatch, Geist, Erickson, Greer, & Erwin-Davidson.  ATIA, 2017. Using Core Vocabulary in Emergent Literacy Instructional Routines.  www.project-core.com Professional Development Modules

Mirenda, P. (2008). "A back door approach to autism and AAC." Augmentative and Alternative Communication. 24, 219-233.

Sennott, Light & McNaughton (2016).  AAC Modeling Intervention Research. 
       Vol 4, Issue 2. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1540796916638822

Zangari, Carol http://praacticalaac.org

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