With The Family

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AAC Overlay for Activities with Famiy

Providing six levels of communication that encourage children to appropriately express themselves in the home setting,  Smart/Starts With the Family empowers children to interact.  This page set provides vocabulary that allows children to choose desired clothing, talk about events, favorite television shows, play with friends, and more!  Created to promote carryover of appropriate conversational interactions to the home setting, they …

Journal Writing

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AAC Overlay for Journal Writing

Inspired by morning journaling and teacher written”end of the 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 with parents, friends, and teachers.  This set can be used to teach the concepts of emotional states, as well as encouraging students initiated correspondence. Printable …

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 and simply access quick communication through doodles or quick illustrations that will allow users to comment …

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.  Promote conversation and participation in various subjects including math, reading, and pre-writing/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 opportunity to …

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. …

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 student 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 self …

Fun with Reading 1st Grade

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AAC Activity for 1st Grade Readers

Encouraging vocabulary building, phonemic awareness and letter-sound correspondence while learning and identify important parts of books and stories is the focus of activity.  Taken from the national content standards for first grade, Fun with Reading targets important academic reading goals in a fun and interactive way. Printable File(s): Fun with Reading 1st Grade 32 L1 NB Fun with Reading 1st …