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Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Singing Together: Using AAC in Song

2, May 2018

As in every kindergarten, our teachers use hand and body movements while singing children’s songs in circle time. However, in our school, most of the gestures we use in songs are actual signs taken from Israeli Sign Language. Choosing actual

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2Talk – a new app for new AAC users

9, August 2017

We are very happy to introduce you to 2Talk, a new app for creating communication boards. The app is intended for users who are just beginning their journey into the world of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and need opportunities

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Keyguards for the iPad – our Maker success continues…

18, January 2016

A few weeks ago we told you about TOM (Tikkun Olam Makers) the inspirational make-a-thon we participated in in order to create solutions for people with disabilities. Going into TOM we had our main challenges that we had signed up

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The Chat Bag: Communication Has A Tool. Chatting anywhere and everywhere

3, January 2016

I am very happy to introduce you to Lori Holbrook, from St. Louis, USA, mom to Hannah and designer of the CHAT Bag. The CHAT Bag is a bag that allows children or adult users of AAC (augmentative and alternative

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The Tablet Makes a Point of Pointing

25, November 2015

In the last few years, the iPad and other technological devices have become essential therapy tools and are being used by therapists to work on a variety of goals. With toddlers and young children we often ask ourselves what the

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Taming the Tower of Babel – Making an institution-wide transition to a uniform symbol set for communication

24, September 2015

For many years at Beit Issie Shapiro, a large organization that provides many services including early intervention and school based programs for children with special needs, we used Boardmaker symbols to create communication boards, both for low and high tech

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Our Top AAC Apps

13, January 2015

The year has only just begun and already the good news for people with disabilities is pouring in. Change is in the air, and this time it comes from Israel. Finally, after years of lobbying the government, communication devices have

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