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Augmentative and Alternative Communcation Services

 

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) supports are appropriate for students who are not able to use their natural speech as their primary mode of communication. AAC is within the scope of practice of all speech-language pathologists, so all direct services involving AAC are provided by the site SLP. When the site team needs support in choosing and implementing an AAC system, they can contact the AAC Coaches for consultation. The AAC Coaches consult district-wide to teachers, case-managers, SLPs, school staff, and families.


Meet our Team

Stephanie Self, ATP

Renee Bourke, MS, CCC-SLP

James Fitzpatrick

 

AAC TOOL KITS

Equipment Instructions in Alphabetical Order

 

All Turn it Spinner:

Instructions: Getting Started With All-Turn-It Spinner – AbleNet

Implementation ideas: The All Turn It Spinner 

 

Big Candy Corn Switch:

Instructions: Getting Started With BIG Candy Corn Switch – AbleNet

Implementation Ideas: AbleNet Technology Tidbits: Candy Corn Proximity Sensor Switch

 

Big Mack: 

 Instructions: Getting Started With BIGmack Speech Device – AbleNet

Implementation Ideas: Single Message Communication Device Use


 

Big Talking Brix:

 Instructions: https://ablenetinc.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360060052772-Getting-Started-With-BIG-TalkingBrix-Speech-Devices

Implementation ideas: BIG TalkingBrix and TalkingBrix 2 from AbleNet


 

Big Red Switch:

Getting Started With Big Red Switch – AbleNet

 

Big Step by Step:

Getting Started With BIG Step-by-Step Speech Device – AbleNet

 

Cling:

Getting Started with Cling – AbleNet

 

Flex: Getting Started with Flex – AbleNet


 

iTalk2:

Getting Started With iTalk2 Speech Device – AbleNet



 

iTalk4:

Getting Started With iTalk4 Speech Device – AbleNet

AbleNet Tech Tips: Clear All Messages On BIGmack, LITTLEmack, Step-by-Step, iTalk2, and iTalk4

 

Jelly Beamer Transmitter:

https://ablenetinc.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360060500611-Getting-Started-With-Jelly-Beamer-Transmitter

 

Jelly Bean:

Getting Started With Jelly Bean Switch – AbleNet


 

Little Step by Step: Getting Started With LITTLE Step-by-Step Speech Device – AbleNet


 

Powerlink 4:

Getting Started With PowerLink 4 – AbleNet

 

Specs Switch: Getting Started With Specs Switch – AbleNet


 

SuperTalker FT: Getting Started With SuperTalker FT Speech Device – AbleNet

 

Wireless Receiver: Getting Started With Wireless Receiver – AbleNet

 

AAC Tool Kit Implementation Ideas

Breakfast Month-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaZbi_nfiIM

50 classroom ideas in 50 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK8KALU6Ko4

Core word lessons (also available in Pathways app): https://www.tobiidynavox.com/products/core-first-lessons