The Project Core website has a wealth of AAC information - training modules, downloadable communication boards, guidance for school districts and more. If you haven't checked it out, stop practicing TikTok dances and click here http://www.project-core.com immediately!
The 3D tactile symbols on Project Core are incredibly cool and useful. Here's how I got started.
Step One - Find a 3D printer.
No problem, right? Wrong! I called a bunch of local print shops and none of them had a 3D printer or knew of anyone who had one. Rats!
Step Two - Reach out to the team.
I shared my plight and a colleague suggested that I ask the Technology and Engineering instructor in the local school district. Brilliant!
Step Three - Ask for help.
Beg this overworked teacher if she could pleeeeeease take on one more thing. The teacher I asked eagerly said YES!
Step Four - Email the files.
I emailed the teacher this link and let her know which symbols we needed http://www.project-core.com/3d-symbols/.
(Pic complements of www.project-core.com, of course)
Step Five - Thank this teacher profusely.
What can I say? It's a pandemic and this teacher/saint/superhuman took time out of her already packed day to print the symbols. I was moved to tears. Angels do walk this earth.
(Pic complements of praacticalaac.org)
Step Six - Get teaching!
Project Core even has teaching suggestions which you can print out and share with the team. http://www.project-core.com/3d-symbols-use/. What more could you ask for?
Have you tried Project Core? We'd love to hear from you!