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15th Apr 2016 Videos

So it has been a very busy year here.... and the blog has been left to languish more that I would have liked.

But I have been busy recording a series of informal videos describing various techniques I used on a regular basis. If you want to check them out, they can be found over at my youtube c...

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A few GailVanTatenhove came to New Zealand a few years back, I fell in love with the Pixon™ Projectas another great tool to have in my tool kit.

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Researchers at the University of Sydney recently published a nice review of various treatment approaches for Childhood Apraxia of Speech in the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. It isn't the easiest journal to get your hands on here in NZ, so I thought I'd type up my notes from readin...

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Examples of Phrasal Verbs

If English is your second language, my apologies in advance.

You likely already know what a phrasal verb is and may even have some strong negative emotions towards this topic of study! You may have stacks of flash cards and lists of phrasal verbs. You may even occasionally find yourself avoiding these phrases and secretly feeling a bit of a thrill when you nail them.

If English is your first language, well I suspect that you, like me, never have heard of this term, unless you studied English or have attempted to teach English as a second language.

I am beginning to think that they are something we should be thinking a lot more about in the AAC world.

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For many years I have wanted a place to share my thinking about AAC, child language development, autism, and what it is like to work in this field. Long before it became a career, helping people communicate better (including myself) was my passion.

I love watching people truly connect and am amaz...

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