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Goossens, Crain, Elder Communication Overlay Color Reminder

Engineering Colors Reminder Download

As I start the new year with a new project, I am trying to think about what elements of design are important for each project. What is something I will thank myself for months and years down the line? One element is developing some universality with aided language stimulation style overlays. In the project, adapting a set of books and adapting the Building Blocks Literacy Framework, I set an intention to develop a thoughtful overlay system. What do you think is important in an overlay system?

G color reminder

One component I am going to incorporate is the classic color scheme made popular in the Goossens, Crain, and Elder Text.

Here is a helpful reminder card that I created in an AAC graduate course at Simmons College this past spring, taught by Patricia Walsh-Cassidy.

Engineering Colors Reminder Download PDF Format

Additionally, here are two terrific resources from Caroline Ramsey Musselwhite’s excellent http://www.aacintervention.com website.

  1. http://www.aacintervention.com/talk.htm
  2. www.aacintervention.com/colorcoding.pdf

It would be terrific to hear what you are focusing on in an upcoming project or in this upcoming school year!

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September 17, 2007 - Posted by | AAC, Special Education, Uncategorized

2 Comments »

  1. Sam it is great to be reminded of this fundamental key in building effective communication. Thanks for organizing the resources in this way. Madalaine

    Comment by madalainepugliese | September 19, 2007 | Reply

  2. Universality among users and those who know individuals who use AAC devices is of incredible importance. This not only crreates a communication system that can cross personal/ cultural/ societal differences, but it also provides a sense of belonging and of community! Great resources like this need to be appreciated. Kathleen

    Comment by Kathleen | July 25, 2012 | Reply


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