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Hindsight Is 20/20

  Posted on Jun 7, 2017 - 12:53pm

By Elizabeth Bortz, MS CCC-SLP If I could rewind the clock, there are many things I wish I could have done differently as a clinician. That being said you can only do what you know! Hindsight is 20/20….. right? When I present to graduate and undergraduate students there are many things that I try to impart to them of t...

Listening: The Forgotten Side Of Communication

  Posted on May 24, 2017 - 12:41pm

_ By Jackie Edwards, writer_ People with communication difficulties today are fortunate to live in a time when there are so many technological tools to help give them a voice. Yet no matter how good the technology, there are two sides to effective communication, and the benefits of these tools will be lost unless we are pr...

Let’s Give ‘em Something To Talk About

  Posted on May 10, 2017 - 12:22pm

By Jennifer Vallier, MA, CCC-SLP I have 14 delightful nieces and nephews spread between 3 different states, none in Illinois where I live. Visits are extra special, but also pretty short. This makes one particular habit of my nieces especially endearing. The first time I noticed it was a few years back on a weekend visit a...

@School, @Speech AND @ Home

  Posted on Apr 5, 2017 - 12:30pm

Jennifer Thomas, EdS, CCC-SLP In my job as a speech therapist and in my new job as a PRC consultant, I meet daily with parents who say, “I know that it will be good for him to be able to use his device to communicate, but I know what he wants when he points.” “I have four other kids and afternoons are cra...

Tweet, Tweet, Tweedle-de-le-de

  Posted on Mar 15, 2017 - 12:25pm

By Angie Sheets Seventeen years ago I began teaching in a centralized, mostly self-contained elementary intense interventions classroom. I was the only teacher in two counties serving in this capacity. Students were bussed in from six different school districts to receive my services. The pressure was on! As a fresh ...

Initiation - Feel The Power!

  Posted on Mar 8, 2017 - 12:49pm

By Jason Smith, PRC Regional Consultant How do I get him to initiate communication with the device? This is a common refrain from parents and caregivers early on in the AAC process. For evaluating therapists and those who consult with them, it can be a rather high-pressure proposition, as you may only have one session in...