Mike Helps At the Zoo 32

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In Smart Lesson:  unit activities to promote participation, communication, and progress in  AAC use, these units have been created specifically to correlate to milestones in language aquisitions, reading readiness, augmentative, alternative communication use contiuum, and much more.  This lesson has everything needed to conduct therapy and academic sessions for beginning  and/or younger users.  They are created to address one to …

Fun With Science First Grade

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Providing communication and education in science, Fun with Science encourages students to describe observations, collect data, sort, identify states of matter and describe differences in living things.  This activity provides much needed vocabulary to participate during science class or learn science skills using the supplemental C.D.

Fun with Writing 1st Grade

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Reading Activity for Users of AAC

The inspiration your young writer needs to orally create sentences and short stories, Fun with Writing First Grade provides individuals with vocabulary, sentence starters and story starters.  Taken from the National Content standards First Grade writing, this activity provides exposure to sentence  structure, including punctuation and simple sentence construction.

Around Town & On The Go

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AAC Overlay for Common Scenarios

When it’s time to hit the town, this set is a must.  Originally created for students to use during community based outings, this set can be easily modified for use by all ages.  Use it to complete task oriented assignments, such as locating items on a list or to target appropriate self-help skills, such as providing and identifying information and …

Board Game Fun

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Ready-made AAC Overlays for Common BoardGames

Created for the young or young at heart; Smart/Starts Board  Games are ideal motivating activities designed to increase communication interactions in the natural context of play.  Providing competitive phrases, game directives, and vocabulary for popular board games, including Hi HO! Cherry-O, Candy Land, Guess Who, and Secret Squares, they are a fun way to encourage group participation and conversation.

Classroom Communication

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AAC Overlay for School and Class Time

Created for students, this page set encourages classroom participation by providing appropriate vocabulary for common classroom activities.  This set promotes conversation and participation in various subjects, including math, reading,  and pre/writing activities.  Provision of additional overlays allows students to express their desires during “free choice” activities.  A vocational/self help overlay was also included in this set to allow individuals the …

Communication on the Run

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AAC Overlay to use On the Go

Simple modification, DYNAMIC results.  Through simple modification and design, this activity page set not only allows you to participate in everyday conversations, but also in actions or activities as they happen!  With the simple addition of a “white board”  space, communication partners can easily add simple vocabulary, through doodles or quick illustrations that will allow users to comment on whatever …

Journal Writing

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AAC Overlay for Journal Writing

Inspired by morning journallng and teacher written “end of day” reports, Smart/Starts: Journaling allows students the ability to compose their own journals.  With overlays that include weather, information, current school events/activities, feelings for the day, and more.  This empowers students to share their day with parents, friends, and teachers.  This set can be used to teach the concepts of emotional …