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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

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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How Does Language Develop?

How does language develop when that language is verbal, when that language is sign language or when that language is an alternative communication picture symbol system? The question is, “How does language develop?” How do we help a person to develop a way to be able to express what they’re thinking, feeling, wanting, liking, need,

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About Symbol-It: Assistive Technology Update Interview

Thank you to Assistive Technology Update for giving us the opportunity to share Symbol-It and what it means for families and interventionists with those using AAC. You can find the original podcast here: https://www.eastersealstech.com/2020/04/17/atu464-symbol-it-with-deann-olenick/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AssistiveTechnologyUpdate+%28Assistive+Technology+Update+-+A+fast-paced+weekly+update+for+AT+professionals+and+enthusiasts%29 Listen on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/assistive-technology-update-with-josh-anderson/id442159129?i=1000471738166   Deann O’Lenick: This is Deann O’Lenick, and I am the CEO of SymbolSpeak, producers of Symbol-It,

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