New Resource: AAC – a quick introduction (+ a few case studies and lots of links to resources) (Recorded Video Webinar & Handouts)

Come learn from my over 30 years of experience working as an AAC SLP with kids, teens and young adults (birth to 21 years of age) in a variety of settings.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/AAC-a-quick-introduction-case-studies-resources-Webinar-and-Handouts-7487292



This recorded webinar and handouts cover:

• 7 case studies of AAC users ranging from 2 1/2 years to 21 years of age

• Presuming potential (what that means and what it doesn’t mean)

• No prerequisites for AAC and what we can do instead

• Honoring multimodal communication

• Involving the family and potential AAC user in decisions and other ways to foster ownership of AAC

• Focusing on removing barriers to accessing AAC

• Types of AAC

• A balance of core & fringe vocabulary

• Reasons we communicate

• What makes AAC “robust”

• Specialized features in AAC (visual scenes, use of videos for communication, using recorded speech)

• Brief info about Gestalt Language Processors & AAC

• The power of forming connections and following the child’s lead

• Embracing high interest areas

• Fun apps to practice “targeted touch”

• Where do I start?

• Gathering information

• Observations during play

• Building an AAC toolbox

• Printing communication boards and books

• Free and affordable resources for symbols

• Don’t let “perfect” become the enemy of “good”… diving on in to try AAC

• How to know what to try

• Feature matching (why, how, and what it is not)

• Narrowing down the choices

• Practical tips for how to build your AAC skills

• How to learn about features in AAC apps

• Using Guided Access + Screen Time in a mindful way

• AAC funding

• Writing AAC goals

• AAC Intervention (including neurodiversity-affirming approaches)

• Path to autonomous communication

• Prompts, cues and cautions

• iPad tips and troubleshooting

• Tons of linked resources for learning more about AAC, AAC assessment, the SETT process, AAC assessment tools, switch scanning, eye gaze, complex needs, understanding “stimming” and AAC, etc…


What’s included with the purchase of this resource:

• Recorded Webinar Video (1 hour, 32 minutes), viewable on the unlisted YouTube link provided in the Handout PDF

• Handouts (79 page PDF): 1 slide per page


Have a question? The best way to reach me is via Facebook messaging over on my OMazing Kids page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/.


Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC, OMazing Kids AAC Consulting

TD Snap: a visual guide to getting started

TD Snap: a visual guide to getting started is now available for purchase on my OMazing Kids AAC Consulting TPT Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/TD-Snap-a-visual-guide-to-getting-started-7445593.

This resource has a 78 page PDF, access to a 35 minute unlisted YouTube video.

There is one topic per page with visuals.

This guide walks you through the initial set up and customization process for the TD Snap AAC app with a focus on the Core First pageset being used via direct access touch with a finger by kids, teens or young adults on an iPad. It has all kinds of information to get you going, ideas to foster ownership, the different versions of the app and types of pagesets, information about choosing a grid size, how to set it up, how to edit, ideas for customization, time stamped links to specific sections within helpful webinars, finding user groups, manuals and other resources, info about how SLPs can get free access and more… See the description on TPT for more info.


TPT Preview Video:


Have a question? The best way to reach me is via Facebook messaging on my OMazing Kids page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/


Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC, OMazing Kids AAC Consulting

TD Snap AAC App: Snap Core First Pageset Customizations

Examples of several customizations that I made in the Core First Pageset within the TD Snap AAC app (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/td-snap-aac/id1257753762)

Video:


Have a question? The best way to reach me is via Facebook messaging on my OMazing Kids page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/


Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC, OMazing Kids AAC Consulting

Free Xodo PDF Reader app

The FREE Xodo app is my favorite PDF reader. The search feature in it is fabulous. It can be used on any platform and computers. I just noticed that their former website (http://www.xodo.com) redirects to a new website. Go to this section to use it to view PDFs in a web browser: https://pdf.online/pdf-viewer.

They also added a link to this: https://www.xodo.com/app/#/. And an alternative viewer: https://www.xodo.com/app-old/#/

If you have any issues try a different web browser.

Important info for those wanting to view the Feature Matching Chart PDF on a Mac computer: Save the PDF to your computer and then open the PDF online in Xodo: https://www.xodo.com/app/#/ or https://www.xodo.com/app-old/#/

Also available as a free app:

• iOS app: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pdf-reader-annotator-by-xodo/id805075929.

• Android app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.xodo.pdf.reader.

• Windows app: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/pdf-reader-view-edit-annotate-by-xodo/9wzdncrdjxp4?activetab=pivot:overviewtab


Have a question? The best way to reach me is via Facebook messaging on my OMazing Kids page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/


Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC, OMazing Kids AAC Consulting

Teachers Pay Teachers Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Omazing-Kids-Aac-Consulting

YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/omazingkidsaac

OMazing Kids AAC Consulting Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/

AppPeeps Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OMazingKidsAppPeeps/

GoTalk Now AAC App – Ideas and Sharing Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/GoTalkNowAACappGroup

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Updated Feature Matching Chart for the Top 11 iOS Symbol-Based AAC Apps (11/6/21)

Updated Feature Matching Chart for the Top 11 iOS Symbol-Based AAC Apps (11/6/21). There is a designation on rows for features that may be helpful as folks are exploring ways to modify AAC for Gestalt Language Processors. The quickest way to find those is to view the PDF in the free Xodo PDF viewer (http://www.xodo.com…. Go to this on their new website: https://pdf.online/pdf-viewer) and then search “gestalt”.

The most update has been uploaded to TPT: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Feature-Matching-Chart-for-the-Top-11-Robust-iOS-Symbol-Based-AAC-Apps-6867853

Ko-fi subscribers can get the update at: https://ko-fi.com/post/AAC-Feature-Matching-Chart-updated-11-6-21-A0A26VTUY (*** Be sure to go out to a full browser after tapping on the link here. See this video: https://youtube.com/shorts/vnd1BfG8-n0?feature=share)


Have a question? The best way to reach me is via Facebook messaging on my OMazing Kids page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/


Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC, OMazing Kids AAC Consulting

Teachers Pay Teachers Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Omazing-Kids-Aac-Consulting

YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/omazingkidsaac

OMazing Kids AAC Consulting Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/

AppPeeps Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OMazingKidsAppPeeps/

GoTalk Now AAC App – Ideas and Sharing Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/GoTalkNowAACappGroup

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/omazingkidsaac

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GoTalk Now: a visual guide to getting started (+ more)

This resource has a 60 page PDF, access to several unlisted YouTube videos, exclusive Share Codes that will allow you to download 4 premade items from my private area on the Online Gallery, etc …

*** There is one topic per page with visuals ***

It is perfect for those who are brand new to the app and want screenshots for every step in the initial set up and also has more in-depth info for those who want to see examples of ways to use the app, info about switch scanning access, and more…

This AAC app has several features that could be helpful for Gestalt Language Processors.

Want more specific details about this product? See the full description on TPT: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/GoTalk-Now-a-visual-guide-to-getting-started-more-7408544

Preview video:


GoTalk Now / GoTalk Now Plus is included in the Feature Matching Chart for the Top 11 Robust iOS Symbol-Based AAC Apps: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Feature-Matching-Chart-for-the-Top-11-Robust-iOS-Symbol-Based-AAC-Apps-6867853


Have a question? The best way to reach me is via Facebook messaging over on my OMazing Kids page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/


Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC, OMazing Kids AAC Consulting

Teachers Pay Teachers Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Omazing-Kids-Aac-Consulting

YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/omazingkidsaac

OMazing Kids AAC Consulting Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/

AppPeeps Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OMazingKidsAppPeeps/

GoTalk Now AAC App – Ideas and Sharing Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/GoTalkNowAACappGroup

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/omazingkidsaac

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/amoorad

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I’m on the Innovative AAC Solutions Podcast – AAC features, feature matching and fostering ownership of AAC (Season 2, episode 5)

It was so much fun chatting about AAC features, feature matching and fostering ownership of AAC with Laura Hayes at Innovative AAC Solutions. Check it out in Season 2; Episode 5 of the Innovative AAC Solutions podcast: https://sites.google.com/ssdmo.org/aac-site/check-it-out/ssd-aac-podcast?authuser=0

The podcast video is available there on their site or out on YouTube where it has time stamped sections and links to the resources (if viewing on a computer or the YouTube app… I have YouTube on my Roku TV and can’t see those type of details there): https://youtu.be/v4-xspAS9m4



My segment of the podcast can also be viewed on my YouTube channel with time stamped sections:

07:35 – Feature Matching
25:54 – Fostering Ownership in AAC


And in an audio-only format:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1J613VYYtiHgs_bb6Q4lujEVASnzP2FoM/view

Check out the episode notes for links to resources.

The pizza activity looks like a lot of fun! If you want more things to go with that theme, see this post here on my blog: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2011/07/28/pete’s-a-pizza-party-–-an-omazing-kids-yoga-lesson-plan-based-on-the-story-“pete’s-a-pizza”-by-william-steig/


Be sure to follow both of them on social media:

• Laura Hayes: https://instagram.com/aac_innovations

• Cheryl Livingston: https://instagram.com/cheryllivingstonaacsupport

Cheryl also has a group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/933873107089870


Here’s the link to the Feature Matching Chart for the Top 11 Robust iOS Symbol-Based AAC Apps: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Feature-Matching-Chart-for-the-Top-11-Robust-iOS-Symbol-Based-AAC-Apps-6867853


Have a question? The best way to reach me is via Facebook messaging over on my OMazing Kids page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/


Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC, OMazing Kids AAC Consulting

Teachers Pay Teachers Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Omazing-Kids-Aac-Consulting

YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/omazingkidsaac

OMazing Kids AAC Consulting Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/

AppPeeps Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OMazingKidsAppPeeps/

GoTalk Now AAC App – Ideas and Sharing Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/GoTalkNowAACappGroup

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/omazingkidsaac

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/amoorad

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/

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