Flashback Friday - January 19, 2018

This week's Flashback Friday is dedicated to an amazing family who has embraced AAC with dedication and grace! It warms my heart to see all of the hard work that they have put into creating an AAC-rich environment at home and on-the-go! 

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Posted in the child's room is a simple visual of some AAC "Dos and Don'ts". The family also has text and symbol-based forms of the "Communication Bill of Rights" 

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And yes - mom has even created a core word list of the week for the entire year! WAY TO GO! She has found it helpful to have a small chalkboard in her child's playroom with the core words of both the current and previous weeks. This way, any communication partner is aware of the target words as soon as they walk through the door. This is a great way to keep everyone on the same page!

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Yes, a word wall!!! This is so phenomenal. Mom has been keeping literacy in mind with this beautiful word wall in her child's bedroom. Each week, the target core words are added to his word wall under the appropriate beginning sound. 

Hopefully this gives some good ideas of what can be used at home to encourage modeling and use of the AAC device. If you've found some fun ideas for around the home, send it our way!