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AAC & The Phone


  Posted on Sep 25, 2013 - 11:27am

By Kim Vuong, PRC Ambassador Kim Vuong For non-disabled people, using the telephone is so easy that they don’t really think much about it. But for those of us with cerebral palsy and other disabilities that impair our ability to speak, communicating over the phone can be a real challenge. That’s true even if we have ...




AAC Is A Bridge, Not A Path


  Posted on Aug 7, 2013 - 12:22pm

Hi! My name is Kim Thompson. I am an Occupational Therapist by training and a mom of four by blessing. I have had the pleasure of working with both adults and children with disabilities for many years. When I became the mom of a child with a speech disorder however, I truly began to understand what putting it all into...




AAC Mentors


  Posted on Apr 16, 2013 - 3:08pm

By Kim Vuong, PRC Ambassador You wouldn’t think that Benjamin Franklin, the 18th Century Founding Father and inventor, and rock star Phil Collins would have much in common. But both had the same idea about the importance of having a role model to help a person in active learning. As Franklin put it, “Tell me and I for...




Acorns


  Posted on Oct 23, 2013 - 11:33am

By Jennifer Monahan, MA, CCC/SLP, Augmentative Communication Specialist About a month ago I enjoyed an afternoon excursion, with my son Everett (age 5) to hear a local jazz band playing an outdoor concert. While the music was certainly entertaining, my son quickly discovered that the trees all around us were dropping acorn...




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...




All About Me!


  Posted on Aug 26, 2013 - 3:02pm

Jane Odom, M. Ed, Director of Implementation Resources This week, our lesson centers around the theme “All About Me”. The beginning lesson plan helps a device user fill in sentences that you can use to create their very own book. You can use the book “All About Me” to help. The lesson plan has lo...


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