When Life Gives You Lemons Make Lemonade!


  Posted on May 27, 2015 - 12:04pm

By Abigail Brown Jer 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. In the past year or two, God has been and still is teaching me that He has a plan for my life. I have read Jeremiah 29:11 many times. It’s amazing to me that God ...




What's Your Back Up Plan?


  Posted on Apr 8, 2015 - 12:15pm

Jeanne Tuthill, MA, CCC-SLP AT Specialist, Collaborative for Educational Services, Northampton, MA Adjunct Faculty, Simmons College, Boston, MA jtuthillslp@gmail.com Jeanne Tuthill Each time I teach my graduate class I try to invite at least one AAC user in as a guest speaker to share their story with the students in the ...




Vocabulary Sets For Writing


  Posted on Apr 22, 2015 - 12:06pm

_ By Jane Odom, M. Ed, Director of Implementation Resources_ The vocabulary available to AAC users can have a huge impact – both positive and negative- on their writing. There are three basic categories of vocabulary sets (Musselwhite&Hanser, 2004) Closed Sets consist of a small number of pre-programmed words a...


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Using Games To Reinforce Language Lessons


  Posted on Jan 28, 2015 - 11:13am

By Margo Edwards, Director of Content Development for SightWords.com, a free resource for teaching children to read Finding great educational activities is a challenge for teachers and parents alike. Teachers want classroom time to be fun but still substantive, and parents want to promote their child’s education with...


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The Conversationalists


  Posted on Nov 11, 2015 - 4:28pm

By Jennifer Herzog, B.S., Regional Consultant, Arkansas It’s November. Time for turkey and trimmings, friends and family, and maybe football and all things fun!! It’s that time of year when we embrace all that we have to be thankful for, and this year is no exception for me. I have a ton of reasons to be thank...




The "Write" To Talk!


  Posted on Feb 18, 2015 - 10:47am

By Timmy Klatt and Jane Odom, M.Ed Did you know that students who write become better readers? Students learn to write when given daily opportunities to see others write. Students must have frequent opportunities to write without standards to make progress in the process of composition. Tim and his Grandpa I was sent...