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Learn about the PRC-Saltillo Ambassadors

Jerry Stein Memorial Independent Living Award

  Posted on Sep 30, 2020 - 11:25am

By Kim Vuong, PRC-Saltillo Blogger Hello, my name is Kim Vuong, and some of you may know me already, since I’m an ambassador for AAC. I work as a speech aide at the  Tichenor Orthopedic Clinic in Long Beach, Calif. and I also serve on the Citizen’s Advisory Commission on Disabilities in Long Beach, and&nbs...

    Communicators In Action   -    award, aac, independent living, long beach, c...

Erroneous Assumptions

  Posted on Sep 23, 2020 - 12:06pm

By Lance McLemore, PRC-Saltillo Blogger This will be my first blog post, and I have chosen to write about something that has bothered me for quite some time. It has been inspired by a few conversations I’ve had with some people and my own experiences. AAC stands for augmentative and alternative communication. Over th...

    Communicators In Action   -    aac, communication, speech, disability, augme...

Happy Tails

  Posted on Sep 21, 2020 - 1:33pm

By Carson Covey, PRC-Saltillo Blogger Hi everyone, my name is Carson Sylvan Covey. I am a Colorado native and proud of it! I have periventricular leukomalacia or PVL. This is damage to the white matter of my brain. To say it in a more simple way, I have cerebral palsy. I have been using AAC for 15 years. I'm an ambassador ...

    Communicators In Action   -    service animal, service dog, travel, covid, a...

My Device

  Posted on Sep 16, 2020 - 4:25pm

By Johnny Schneider, PRC-Saltillo Blogger When people don’t understand what I’m saying I use my device to help me to speak with others . My device has helped me get my words out.  When I started using a device I would spell everything out. Now I’m using the icons to get faster. I love using my device...

    Communicators In Action   -    aac, ambassador, device, spelling, communicat...

DBS Surgery

  Posted on Sep 9, 2020 - 11:15am

By Ayleen Armendariz, PRC-Saltillo Blogger In 2016, I had surgery on my brain, in hopes it would help me walk and talk. The surgery was called Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). The doctors predicted that I would either improve motor response by more than 20%, or not at all.  After my surgery, the doctors switched on my DB...

    Communicators In Action   -    health, medical, dbs, deep brain stimulation,...

Look Around That Corner!

  Posted on Sep 2, 2020 - 1:37pm

By Ben Bond, Speech Pathologist (VIC), Liberator Pty Ltd I was walking around a corner the other day and I ran into someone. The bad type of running into someone, the type where you bang heads and get coffee spilt on you. With coffee on my shirt, I grumbled under my breath and offered a brisk apology and went on my not-s...

    Stories And Strategies Fo...   -    literacy, aac, communication, speech therapy,...