YET ANOTHER GOVERNMENT INDUCED CONUNDRUM


  Posted on Mar 23, 2016 - 1:06pm

_ By Spokes, aka Brad Whitmoyer_ So, if you have read any of my previous posts, you most likely know my opinions on overtime pay for direct care staff. Direct care staff go by a number of different names depending on where you are from but the people I’m referring to are the people who, for myself, take care of peop...




Wayne's Journey


  Posted on Jan 13, 2016 - 11:08am

By Wayne Roupp My name is Wayne Roupp. I live at the Margaret E. Moul Home. I been there since I was seventeen years old. When I was twenty-five , I got my first communication device , it was a Light Talker. At the time I didn’t like the language , which was called Word Strategy. I told them , I was good at spellin...




Watching American Idol While Using AAC


  Posted on Jan 27, 2016 - 11:46am

By Ryan Knoblauch, M.S. CCC- SLP Here we go. It’s the final season of American Idol. If you have kids of your own or you work with kids, then it’s likely they know a little bit about the show. I personally have watched about four seasons collectively (a couple of the Simon Cowell years and now with Urban, J-L...




Voice Banking For Vocal ID


  Posted on Aug 30, 2016 - 4:30pm

Beth Christensen, SLP My name is Beth Christensen and I am a Speech/Language Pathologist who has worked in the area of AAC (Augmentative and Alternate Communication) for over 22 years. This summer I signed on to be a Voice Bank Summer Ambassador for VocalID. VocalID and Rupal Patel have found a way to merge a donate...


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Using Core Vocabulary With Scribblenauts Remix


  Posted on Nov 2, 2016 - 3:13pm

By Ryan Knoblauch, CCC-SLP I’m on the verge of being old. My kids, however, are not and keep me informed about what’s current. The other day I saw all three of my kids huddled around one Kindle. That was definitely a red flag that they were up to something no good. Wait. They were all chatting, smiling, and get...




Tips For Transition


  Posted on Jan 6, 2016 - 11:11am

by Penelope Jameson, AAC Consultant Liberator Australia, and Teacher Aide at Coombabah State High School As our school year draws to a close in Australia, my thoughts are with our students using AAC, and how they will cope in the New Year with the possible change of teacher and support staff. With that change, some expe...