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Augmentative Communication Resources

American Speech & Hearing Association

http://aacintervention.com/ - This site is full of great tips and strategies for using Augmentative Communication with children.  Make sure to check out the Tips, Tricks, and Cheat Sheets as well as the Tip of the Month.  Software setups and other products from Caroline Musselwhite and Julie Maro are available from this site. Explanation of Color Coding for picture communication symbols is at http://aacintervention.com/talk.htm.

AACRERC
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Communication Enhancement

Augmentative Communication News and Alternatively Speaking
Each issue focuses on one augmentative communication topic with current best practices, research and equipment. Some excellent past articles are archived online at this site.

Barkley Augmentative and Alternative Communication: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Site with information related to Augmentative and Alternative Communication. The site includes AAC Device programming tutorials, definitions of AAC terms, frequently used vocabulary lists for different age groups and other resources and other information related to augmentative communication.

Finding Pictures On-Line
A collection of web sites for finding pictures for communication displays and educational materials. Please note the copyright web links.

YAACK: Augmentative Communication Resource Guide for Young Kids
This page is a comprehensive guide to using AAC, with a clear organization and easy to read discussion.  It was created by Ruth Ballinger as a Master’s degree project at the University of Hawaii.  She draws her information from a variety of experts in the field.