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Initiation - Feel The Power!

  Posted on Mar 8, 2017 - 12:49pm

By Jason Smith, PRC Regional Consultant How do I get him to initiate communication with the device? This is a common refrain from parents and caregivers early on in the AAC process. For evaluating therapists and those who consult with them, it can be a rather high-pressure proposition, as you may only have one session in...

Tweet, Tweet, Tweedle-de-le-de

  Posted on Mar 15, 2017 - 12:25pm

By Angie Sheets Seventeen years ago I began teaching in a centralized, mostly self-contained elementary intense interventions classroom. I was the only teacher in two counties serving in this capacity. Students were bussed in from six different school districts to receive my services. The pressure was on! As a fresh ...

@School, @Speech AND @ Home

  Posted on Apr 5, 2017 - 12:30pm

Jennifer Thomas, EdS, CCC-SLP In my job as a speech therapist and in my new job as a PRC consultant, I meet daily with parents who say, “I know that it will be good for him to be able to use his device to communicate, but I know what he wants when he points.” “I have four other kids and afternoons are crazy…I ca...

Let’s Give ‘em Something To Talk About

  Posted on May 10, 2017 - 12:22pm

By Jennifer Vallier, MA, CCC-SLP I have 14 delightful nieces and nephews spread between 3 different states, none in Illinois where I live. Visits are extra special, but also pretty short. This makes one particular habit of my nieces especially endearing. The first time I noticed it was a few years back on a weekend visit a...

Listening: The Forgotten Side Of Communication

  Posted on May 24, 2017 - 12:41pm

_ By Jackie Edwards, writer_ People with communication difficulties today are fortunate to live in a time when there are so many technological tools to help give them a voice. Yet no matter how good the technology, there are two sides to effective communication, and the benefits of these tools will be lost unless we are pr...

Hindsight Is 20/20

  Posted on Jun 7, 2017 - 12:53pm

By Elizabeth Bortz, MS CCC-SLP If I could rewind the clock, there are many things I wish I could have done differently as a clinician. That being said you can only do what you know! Hindsight is 20/20….. right? When I present to graduate and undergraduate students there are many things that I try to impart to them of t...