01 Nov

This year, we sponsored families to attend Communication Matters. Winners Laura and Fleur shared their highlights with us.

11 Oct

Erin Sheldon reflects on her own journey of presuming competence with her daughter Maggie.


05 Oct

How does presuming competence affect the design of AAC vocabularies? It comes down to two principles that apply to all human beings, regardless of diagnosis or degree of difference from the typically developing norm.

29 Sep

October is international AAC Awareness month. This year we will be focusing on presuming competence. That presumption is really the only prerequisite for starting the AAC journey.

22 Sep

When we start an AAC journey for a person with communication difficulties, there are many decisions we need to make. In this blog, SLPs Amanda Hartmann and Jennifer Marden share their tips for choosing the right grid size for your AAC learner. 

04 Sep

Niveyah has just started third grade, where she is an active member of her class. Not only is AAC vital to her school work, it plays an important role in having fun too!

29 Aug

From preparing lesson plans to keeping up with the latest in educational technology, you do everything you can so your students can reach their full potential. 

25 Aug

New backpack: check! New school supplies: check! New schedule: check! When preparing your child for the first day back to school, it is important to plan ahead. Have a game plan and be calm, be cool, and be organized!

02 Aug

AssistiveWare's Speech-Language Pathologist Amanda Hartmann shares her knowledge for supporting independent communication for AAC learners. In this blog, she shares her tips on when to use pre-programmed sentences and the importance of modeling to give the AAC learner the best opportunities to learn. 

27 Jun

AssistiveWare's SLPs Amanda and Jennifer look at the different resources of the AssistiveWare Core Word Classroom that can help you plan for core words throughout the day. In this blog they share the hidden treasures that you may have missed so far.