Teach Me AAC uses research proven techniques for teaching AAC skills, such as Aided Language Stimulation, re-casting and repetition. Language is arranged pragmatically and guides conversation. Compared with some other books it is much smaller and more usable for teachers, para professionals and families who shy away from giant books with hundreds of pages and super difficult means of access. Also the Teach Me AAC book is available in an identical dynamic display version using Boardmaker Speaking Dynamically Pro and there are rumors that one or more of the "big three" AAC companies will add this system to their selections. The Boardmaker SDP version does import perfectly into the Tobii Communicator software, making it ideal for eye gaze users who have this speech device.
You can download a sample of the Teach Me AAC book here. Or purchase the book individually or as part of a curriculum here.
A free course is available online to learn more about Teach Me AAC. It can be found at EduWorkshops. Use Teachme as both the log in name and password.
Unfortunately embedding is disabled for the videos the author has posted online, but here are the links so you can see it in action.
- Teach Me AAC Course and Light Tech Book
- Modeling/Aided Language Stimulation
- Coaching and Scripting
- Repetition with Variety
Here are some handouts explaining the system behind Teach Me AAC.
Finally here is the blog about Teach Me AAC and the Communican Classroom that Pati wrote: Teach Me AAC Blog.