aac Archives


  • Practical Perspective: WIOA Meets Assistive Technology

    The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a landmark legislation. It has been designed to strengthen and improve our workforce system and assist youth and adults with significant barriers to: Enter high-quality jobs and careers Assist employers to hire and retain skilled workers Match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy
  • Practical Perspective: An Inclusive Classroom

    At the Wisconsin SLP Institute this spring, Dr. Paula Kluth spoke about active and collaborative strategies for inclusive classrooms. I found it refreshing to hear so many ideas that would allow students who are nonverbal and using an AAC device or strategy be successful in an inclusive classroom.
  • Happy Retirement, Dan!

    After 36 years of an evolving role at Attainment Company, Dan Hanson chose to retire at the end of 2017. Dan has been an integral part of Attainment and has helped to make the company what it is today. His position was an invaluable trifecta: Vice President, Director of International Sales, and our Human Resources Manager.
  • Practical Perspective: Communication Rights

    How does a person who is nonverbal make those choices or resolutions? Individuals who are non-speaking have a right to communicate too!
  • Practical Perspective: Donating a Voice to AAC Users

    As a follow-up to my reflection about gratitude, I would like to share an opportunity for you to be an active part of the solution for individuals with complex communication needs.
  • Practical Perspective: Giving Thanks with AAC

    Having an attitude of gratitude means developing a habit of expressing thankfulness and appreciation in all parts of your life; for the big and small things alike.
  • Practical Perspective: AAC Awareness Month

    Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) includes all forms of communication (other than oral speech) used to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas.
  • Practical Perspective: Supporting Students to Communicate At Home

    During those all-important first few weeks of school, every parent wants to hear from their child about their day. Here are 5 quick ideas to make sure all students can communicate messages at home!
  • Last Days of School: Ideas for Students with Complex Communication Needs

    Joni Nygard has a knack for encouraging participation from students using assistive technology in the classroom. She shares some creative ideas for the end of the year.
  • AT and AAC Tools

    We are happy to present some of the brand new assistive technology and augmentative and alternative communication tools now available at Attainment.

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