Willow's Story


  Posted on Dec 18, 2013 - 9:00am

By Sallyanne McShane A big part of my journey with Willow has been communication. I starting signing with Willow when she was nine months old, but it didn’t seem to be sinking in. I got nothing back from her, nothing at all. I remember writing back when she was two, that “woohoo!” She signed ‘biscuit’. So we ju...




by Mary Prather M.Ed LEGOs for Learning It’s been said so often that play is the work of childhood. Fred Rogers said, “Play gives children the chance to practice what they are learning.” It makes sense, then, that the most basic of skills for children (including speaking and writing) should be approached throug...




Out And About: AAC In The Community


  Posted on Dec 4, 2013 - 9:28am

By Dr. Caroline Musselwhite Ed.D., CCC-SLP, Krista Howard, PRC Ambassador Caroline and Krista What Is Out and About? Out and About is a Group of AAC users and their supporters who get together and learn from each other. The group started with 3 teenage girls, and grew to form 3 groups (West, East, and Central phoenix). ...




Active Listening


  Posted on Nov 26, 2013 - 12:10pm

By Kym Heine M.S., CCC-SLP - PRC Regional Consultant Derived from information in Out and About: AAC in the Community (Wagner, Musslewhite and Odom) Developing good active listening skills should be a goal for all communicators, but it is especially important for individuals who use Speech Generating Devices (SGD) as the...




Using Pattern Visual Support Materials


  Posted on Nov 20, 2013 - 12:02pm

By Gail Van Tatenhove,PA, MS, CCC-SLP Patterns are everywhere in our world. Wherever you are right now, look around and identify some patterns in your environment. What do you see? By understanding patterns, we are able to see and understand the way things work together. Math teachers have students do all sorts of ...




Life In A Nursing Home


  Posted on Nov 12, 2013 - 11:41am

By David Chapple, PRC Ambassador Kate and David I moved to Austin from Cleveland in April of 2012 to be with my then fiancé Kate. My best friend Mike drove me and my two dogs in a big moving truck across the country with my van being towed behind. Mike said it was like driving a tank with a white elephant pulling us fr...