Wordles


  Posted on Apr 16, 2013 - 3:25pm

By Jane Odom, M.Ed, Director or Implementation Resources Wordle is a tool for generating “word clouds’ from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts and colors. Plug in your AAC device ...


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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...




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 ...




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...




Unlocking The Door To The Room Of Possibility


  Posted on Oct 8, 2013 - 3:45pm

by Laura Kane This summer my son, Peter, began using LAMP Words for Life on his iPad as his primary means of communication. He is completely nonverbal, and we had tried sign language and the Picture Exchange System, but never progressed beyond simple requests. Just two months after introducing the LAMP app to him, we had...




By Bob Segalman, Ph.D., D.Sc. (Hon), President Speech Communications Assistance By Telephone, Inc. (SCT) drsts@comcast.net Telephone Relay This invitation is for people interested in improvement Speech-to-Speech, the telephone relay service for AAC users and other people with speech disability (see [www.speechtospeech.org...