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When Being His Voice Hurts

Braxton came home with an assignment this week- to fill out an “All About Me” Poster. I looked at it and thought how fun it would be to work with Braxton helping him color it in and gluing pictures to show his classmates. 633 more words

Special Needs Child

One Step

Jamie Bodden Austin, M.S. CCC/SLP-L- Assistive Technology Speech and Language Pathologist
Learning a language is a journey – be it a a first language, a foreign language, a light tech symbols systems (e.g. 477 more words


Augmentative and alternative communication supports for adults with autism spectrum disorders

The authors noted there is a lack of research examining the specific communication needs of these adults, let alone the outcomes of interventions aimed at addressing them. 172 more words

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


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