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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

AAC Market Cards in Ghana (Playlist)

AAC market cards were developed by Cate Crowley and Miriam Baigorri in collaboration with Belinda Bukari in response to a desire from the families that their children be able to participate in a typical activity for Ghanaian children: buying food for the family at the market.

AAC Sellers Market Cards in Ethiopia

Dr. Cate Crowley and several students from Teachers College, Columbia University traveled to Ethiopia to visit the Ethiopian National Association for Intellectual Disabilities (ENAID).

French Version (AAC Market Cards)

This is a video created in French, to demonstrate the use of AAC Market Cards in aiding children from Ghanaian families to participate in typical activities to help out their families.

Parents and Palates: Nehemiah and Cleft Palate Training Day 3

1/11/15 Gregorian ----- 5/3/2007 Ethiopian Back to the wonderful Nehemiah Autism Center! This morning we held a parent training. To our delight, twenty parents and family members attended.  We incorporated a visual schedule as we did for the teacher training day to...

Communication, Collaboration and Community Integration at ENAID!

Today we had a fun and successful half day at the Ethiopian National Association on Intellectual Disabilities (ENAID), a vocational training program for adults with intellectual disabilities. The director of the center, Mihret Nigussie, gave a tour and provided...

Visit to Nehemiah Autism Center and Ethiopian lunch

Hi everyone!  Michael and Georgia here! We had a very productive first “official work” day here in Addis Ababa. We visited the Nehemiah Autism Center in the afternoon. Here, we toured the classrooms, met with teachers, and watched their interactions with students. We...

Amharic Version (AAC Market Cards)

This is a video created in Amharic, to demonstrate the use of AAC Market Cards in aiding children from Ghanaian families to participate in typical activities to help out their families.

Swahili Version (AAC Market Cards)

This is a video created in Swahili, to demonstrate the use of AAC Market Cards in aiding children from Ghanaian families to participate in typical activities to help out their families.

Kikuyu Version (AAC Market Cards)

This is a video created in Kikuyu, to demonstrate the use of AAC Market Cards in aiding children from Ghanaian families to participate in typical activities to help out their families.

Interventions (SwSD: Module 03)

In this module, Stephanie provides practical activities to use in supporting literacy in SWSD and also reviews how to incorporate AAC devices into literacy intervention.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Approaches Pamphlet

This pamphlet offers several augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) strategies that have been adapted for people with communication disabilities in Ghana, and have been implemented successfully there and in other countries in Africa to facilitate their participation at home, in school and in the community.

Visual Scene Displays (VSD)

Visual Scene Displays (VSD) is a highly contextualized and personal augmentative and alternative communication system that can be used for children or adults of all ages with significant cognitive or linguistic limitations.

Ghana January 2014: A New Year, New People, New Experiences

After the 10 hour transatlantic flight and a 4 hour bus ride, we have arrived! Our first days in Ghana have already been filled with learning and a range of cultural experiences. We rang in the New Year in a country new to most of our group by attending a local church...

Ghana 2013: Inspired by the Unit School Community

Today we visited our first Unit School. It is at the Effiduasi Methodist School where Belinda Bukari, with whom Dr. Crowley has been working for six years, teaches students with intellectual disabilities and autism. Through her hard work in establishing educational...

English Version (AAC Market Cards)

This is a video created in English, to demonstrate the use of AAC Market Cards in aiding children from Ghanaian families to participate in typical activities to help out their families.

Ghana Winter 2013: Professional Development Retreat

This January 2013 three-day professional development retreat in Ghana focused on Augmentation and Alternative Communication (AAC) including narrative stories, adapted from Carol Grey’s excellent work in “Social Stories”, word walls, and general education AAC materials, i.e., the calendar, schedules, and math.

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