Implementation Toolkit

Valuable, real-life resources and suggestions for implementing AAC to encourage successful communication. The Implementation Toolkit is a collection of video and print-based resources created to help you facilitate successful interaction using AAC.

Personal Narratives - Telling My Stories

Personal Narratives help us establish and maintain relationships and share who we are as well as increasing communication and language skills. These resources provide an introduction to personal narratives, assist you in making decisions about what narratives to store and how to do so.

Personal Narratives – Telling My Stories – Instructional Video
Communicating personal narratives allows us to initiate and deepen relationships with others and encourages growth in communication and language skills. This 27-minute instructional video provides an introduction to personal narratives, factors to consider when programming and demonstrates options for programming in DynaVox devices. See accompanying print resources.

Resource Type: Video

Personal Narratives – References
This resource provides the references used to develop the video, handouts and worksheets on personal narratives. Accompanies our instructional video – Personal Narratives – Telling My Stories – and print resources.

Resource Type: File

Personal Narratives – Decision-making for Adults
This handout and worksheet provides an introduction to personal narratives for adults as well as a process for deciding how to program them. Accompanies our instructional video – Personal Narratives – Telling My Stories.

Resource Type: File

Personal Narratives – Decision-making for Children and Teens
This handout and worksheet provides an introduction to personal narratives for children and teens as well as a process for deciding how to program them. Accompanies our instructional video – Personal Narratives – Telling My Stories.

Resource Type: File

Personal Narratives in Navigator
Use this resource to learn how to program personal narratives into the Navigator user of the V/Vmax. Accompanies our instructional video – Personal Narratives – Telling My Stories.

Resource Type: File

Personal Narratives in Symbol/Photo Pages
Use this resource to learn how to program personal narratives into devices with symbol/photo pages (V/Vmax, M3 and Palm3). Accompanies our instructional video – Personal Narratives – Telling My Stories.

Resource Type: File

Personal Narratives in the Tango
Use this resource to learn how to program personal narratives into devices with photo albums and stories pages in the Tango. Accompanies our instructional video – Personal Narratives – Telling My Stories.

Resource Type: File

Personal Narratives with Keyboard
Use this resource to learn how to program personal narratives into devices with keyboards (V/Vmax, Palm3 and DynaWrite). Accompanies our instructional video – Personal Narratives – Telling My Stories.

Resource Type: File

Training Manual: Visual Scene Displays
This training manual for the Visual Scene Display user in the V/Vmax for individuals with aphasia and brain injury provides strategies for effectively using and programming this pages set (based on the research of David Beukelman, PhD et. al.). Accompanies our instructional video – Personal Narratives – Telling My Stories.

Resource Type: Url

Voice Banking
Voice banking is strategy used by individuals with progressive conditions to save recordings of their voices producing important messages and stories. This handout shares information about this strategy.

Resource Type: File

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Implementation Toolkit

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