First, I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! With schools closed, I’ve seen a lot of posts about AAC use at home, tele-therapy, resources for AAC users, etc. I’m going to be doing some AAC tele-therapy and I am so excited to see my students and clients! I am also going to be posting story time videos with AAC. I’ll be reading books and modeling with an AAC device while reading. My first book is one of my favorites, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie!” I know some of my clients like to watch YouTube videos of books and video games and hope some of them will follow along for some aided language stimulation. You can watch the video here.
I”ll mostly be modeling on LAMP WFL, Unity, and WordPower 60 since that’s what most of my clients use. But, feel free to send me an email and I am happy to model with a different system!
Many of my students have vision impairments and benefit from hands on literacy experiences. Although, honestly anyone can benefit from a hands on experience when learning language 🙂 So for my first story, I also made a second video for parents about story boxes. You can watch the video here. Story boxes are interactive literacy experiences using objects or items that correlate to the story. You can learn more about story boxes from this article on the Paths to Literacy website.
I hope this is a helpful resource for everyone at home!