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Trick or Treat with AAC

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This week in Nonverbal Autism Homeschool, we are learning how to use AAC while trick-or-treating. This information is usually exclusive to our students and their families, but I wanted to share it with everyone because activities like this are EXACTLY what AAC is for.

In the video, you'll see me recommend two ways to set up your AAC device. If communicating using AAC is new to you and your student, definitely go with the simple version. Be prepared to prompt your student all night long. If they get the hang of it by the end of the evening, be proud! That's a wonderful accomplishment!

This is also an excellent opportunity to provide your neighbors with positive autism awareness. All of my neighbors were very curious about AAC and kind to my son. We even discovered some AAC users in our subdivision who we didn't know before! New friends bonus!

Here's a closer look at that simple page layout:

And here's the more complicated version:

I forgot to mention it in the video, but I used the "things" template to create the page above.

Nonverbal Autism Homeschool enrollment is still open! If you'd like to teach your student how to use Proloquo2Go academically, at home and out in the community, check out the AAC module of my course. Nonverbal Autism Homeschool can be purchased as a complete homeschool curriculum, or ala carte for specific reading or AAC instruction.

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