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Why Am I Not Hearing About AAC Sooner?
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Why Am I Not Hearing About AAC Sooner?

https://youtu.be/_XDkYefUP74 Welcome back to Let’s Talk About It! This is the time and place where we talk about augmenting language in order to develop language through an alternative communication system. A question I get asked a lot is, “Why am I not hearing about augmentative communication sooner? Why do I have to seek out augmentative

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How Much Is Too Much?

https://youtu.be/W5BZQGQ1p8Y AAC: How Much Is Too Much? Welcome back to Let’s Talk About It, the place where we’re answering questions about augmentative communication. The question for today is how much is too much when it comes to planned activities to introduce augmentative communication? How much is too much in those cases? Part of the challenge

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language building blocks
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Building Blocks Included

When it comes to helping a child overcome their challenges in language development, there is almost nothing that a concerned parent or therapist would not do. The world of AAC is an innovative one that has brought forth many solutions, of which Symbol-It is the latest and greatest. But what makes Symbol-It so effective is

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Santa speaks to a deaf girl
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Why are we surprised?

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE SCENE   There is a beautiful scene in the 1994 remake of the Christmas classic “Miracle on 34th Street” in which Kris Kringle is presented with a deaf girl. To everyone’s surprise (including the young girl, Sami, who was deaf in real life), Kris Kringle defies the mother’s expectations and

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The History of AAC

When considering the trajectory and history of augmentative and alternative communication, there are several thoughts that come to mind of the progression over the past three plus decades. Before the technology side of augmentative communication, there was language. The origin of augmentative communication came out of a desire to provide people who were unable to

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Meet Sam

In this short video, learn how Symbol-It can impact the lives of those who communicate using symbols with speech generating devices and everyone in their lives.

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Dual-Symbol Immersion Theory

Watch The Video Welcome back! We’re talking today about Dual-Symbol Immersion — the immersion in two symbol systems simultaneously, the ability to see and hear language throughout the day in all contexts. You and I know and have heard for years that to become proficient in language one must be immersed. That applies if it’s

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fun with language video
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Fun With Language

Good morning! Let’s just Symbol It! I had a funny incident happen this morning that made me think about language in just a different way. I said out loud, “I lost my Y,” and I was meaning that I lost my letter Y from my billboard (because I’d knocked it over). When I said I

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