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How to respond to babbling or attribute meaning to what the user says?
When children explore their AAC systems, by just ‘hitting buttons’ we often assume that they don’t know and are just "babbling". Instead, we can t...
Thu, 21 Jan, 2021 at 4:25 PM
How many categories do I start with for a new user?
If you start with a big vocabulary, the child may get overwhelmed and may find it difficult to handle and may even lose interest.     For most beginners, ...
Wed, 13 May, 2020 at 5:40 PM
What are Core Words?
Core Vocabulary  All vocabulary can be either core or  context (or fringe) vocabulary.   Core vocabulary is a small set of simple words, th...
Sun, 27 Sep, 2020 at 11:20 AM
Modelling strategies
Strategies for modeling There are several strategies you can adopt for modelling language for the child, depending on the situation.  If you want to un...
Thu, 21 Jan, 2021 at 6:54 PM
How to join Avaz groups on Whatsapp and Telegram?
Avaz runs an official Avaz User Group on Whatsapp, for linking Avaz parents, Avaz Support team and professionals.  The purpose of the group is to learn mor...
Tue, 24 Jan, 2023 at 2:34 AM
Video - Carole Zangari on Prompting and Modeling for AAC
Carole Zangari Dr. Carole Zangari is one of the most respected names in AAC worldwide. She is a professor of SLP at Nova Southeastern University, wh...
Fri, 26 Apr, 2019 at 2:49 PM
What is labelling and how do I teach it?
Labelling Labelling is the act of naming an object, person or action. Learning to Label helps develop the vocabulary as well as makes it more efficient for...
Tue, 18 Aug, 2020 at 7:35 PM
How to give prompts ? Prompting strategies
Prompting Any new learning can be quite overwhelming for the user. Any user can benefit from prompting, regardless of age, communication skills, or cogniti...
Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 at 5:17 PM
Recasting - Responding to user's communication
Recasting phrases This is a strategy used for responding to the child's utterance or attempt to communicate while also developing language at the s...
Mon, 15 Jun, 2020 at 9:48 PM
Expansion and Extension - Responding to the child's communication
Whenever the user makes an attempt to communicate, Expansion and Extension are strategies to respond to their utterances, while helping them develop languag...
Wed, 24 Jun, 2020 at 4:50 PM