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Are you afraid of AAC devices? 😬😳 I know I used to be until I “jumped in the water” and “just did it!” I started creating these fun, original stories when I first started working with the Autism programs. I couldn’t find books that would target the skills I needed to teach, based on my students needs, especially my lower functioning/limited verbal students. Shortly after creating a series of thematic stories, I started making smaller pictures (PECS size) to fit in AAC devices such as the GO TALK and the Cheap Talk and the BIGmack and LITTLEmack buttons. I quickly found out, not only did these work REALLY well, but they were VERY easy to use! I promise you, if you have not tried implementing devices into your therapy sessions, borrow one from your school campus/teacher, take it home for the weekend (google how to use it if you’re like me and need to do things 3-4 times to remember 😜) and just play with the device for the weekend. I guarantee within an hour, you’ll be a pro! You can program the device to say the name of an object/picture or the sound it makes, or the color or category… the possibilities are endless! My nonverbal and limited verbal students can participate ALL•THE•TIME now and I feel like I’m appropriately working on their goals. 🙌🏻🙌🏻 If you have any questions, please please ask me. I’d love to try and help! 😊❤️ All the best, Monae