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Camp Jabberjaw

  Posted on Jul 25, 2018 - 11:52am

By Christine Kramlich, Kyleigh’s mom Teaching vs. Talking “What color is this?” “What shape is this?” “What body part is this?” “How old are you?” Can’t you just hear the click of the eye rolling from the person being peppered with these questions? Being a teacher for 14 years, I had a v...

Teach One Thing

  Posted on Jul 18, 2018 - 4:04pm

By Penny Jameson, Liberator Australia When taking on the task of teaching language on a communication device, we are often faced with challenges. Some of them include length of time between therapy sessions, hectic classrooms, busy family life, and just not knowing where to start. What if teaching one thing could re...

The Lightning Bolt Word

  Posted on Jun 20, 2018 - 12:40pm

Michelle Britt-Thompson, M.S., CCC-SLP There are moments in AAC therapy that stop me in my tracks. Those moments strike out of nowhere, usually when I’ve turned away for a moment to scribble some data or glance at my watch. When I turn back to my student, there it will be on the screen. The lightning bolt word. A w...

Expect The Unexpected

  Posted on Jun 6, 2018 - 11:59am

By Jennifer Herzog, B.S Many years ago, I wrote one of the first “Stories and Strategies for Success” blog articles and profiled my favorite pair of clown sunglasses and most ridiculous hat. I had just worked with a young man learning to use a device for the first time and relied on these gadgets to elicit communicat...

Less Vocabulary Leads The Way To More Language?

  Posted on May 9, 2018 - 1:32pm

_By Cynthia Heryanto, M.S., CCC-SLP I’ve read that the first step to getting over an addiction is admitting there is a problem. Lately I’ve come to realize that I have a “quickly load ‘em up with language” addiction. My thought process is always centered around how I can give the client access to more vocabul...

Let's Go!

  Posted on Apr 24, 2018 - 4:20pm

By Jessica Steiner, M.Ed., M.S., CF-SLP Our 2 stories of the week were an adapted version of “Go Dog Go” by P.D. Eastman (Check it out on the Paul C. Sherlock Center for Disabilities website) and the AAC Language Lab story “Look, Let’s Go!” Going through Go, Dog, Go with my kiddos, we modeled each of the phr...