Kentucky Speaks AAC: TAALC Communication Strategies

TAALC Communication Strategies

The underlying premise of TAALC is all students can and do communicate, and TAALC presentations are designed to provide training and experience in identifying communicative competence for students with complex communication needs.

8 COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES

TAALC resources have been created by the Low Incidence Initiative-Teaching Academic Age-appropriate Learning via Communication (TAALC) program.

Definition: Partner assisted scanning is a communication strategy for students who have a consistent confirmation or rejection of offered choices. This confirmation or rejection can take the form of eye gaze, vocalization, gesture or any combination of these. Procedure: To implement partner assisted scanning, the communication partner presents a range ...
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Definition: Aided Language Modeling requires the communication partner to model the use of the AAC device by simultaneously touching the symbols for key words while saying the words of the message in a grammatically correct model. Aided Language Modeling is an evidence-based strategy and was found to be more successful ...
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Introduction: Peers are essential to communication! Not only do students need something to say, but they need someone to say it to! As we design communication systems for students with complex communication needs, we must: design those systems with the idea that our students' primary communication partners should be their ...
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Definition: To reflect, interpret, and expand on a student’s unique communication, is to vocalize what the behavior (facial expression, body language, vocalization); interpret what the behavior is communicating; and expand that communication by modeling on a device to shape more words.Implementation: To reflect a student’s communication, watch their body language, ...
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Definition: Words represented by symbols and used frequently and flexibly across the day are more likely to be learned by a student. Core words (cite here) include verbs, adjectives/adverbs, and prepositions. Word examples include; go, stop, like, want, play, more. Nouns are used as ‘fringe vocabulary’ because they are unique ...
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Definition: The identification of activities and people that appear to engage a student with communication challenges. These preferences can then be used to understand what a student may be communicating when they don’t use speech; and can be leveraged to create opportunities for communication (cite)Implementation: The strategies for identifying preferences ...
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AAC STRATEGIES