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Myths and Realities of Augmentative Communication

By:  Amanda Nagle, MA, CCC-SLP/L

Parents understandably worry when they hear the words “speech generating device”, “AAC” and  “augmentative communication”. Concerns are voiced such as: 989 more words

Independence

Being in charge of your walk

The young woman I work with is just learning to use her head switches to say stop and go when we are out for a stroll. 71 more words

What do you do with your voice?

A couple of years back, I succumbed to such a terrible cold that I lost my voice entirely for two weeks. Phone calls to my family on a Thanksgiving were futile. 68 more words

Do you have a hero?

On the playground, a seven year old decided to program these questions into the augmentative communication devices of the two girls (beautiful and non verbal, blind and quadriplegic ) with whom I work: 103 more words

Community switches

I have recently begun working with two exceptional teenagers both of whom are just learning how to use head switches to communicate basic ideas. Today we went for a walk around the neighborhood. 74 more words

"Ephphatha!"... 28 Days of Cayden, Day 16

Cayden used the SuperTalker for a while & had good success with that and the eye gaze system. However, I was frustrated with the time-consuming page-changing of that device, and so was Cayden. 1,849 more words

Cayden

I love you for the very first time

Today I was hanging out with that cool six year old I know who is just learning to use head switches and an iPad app with voice output to communicate. 114 more words

Special Education