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Therapy Has Changed My Life

Posted March 22, 2017 in Communicators in Action

I have a lot of goals for 2017. My first goal is to not be on a wheelchair cuz when we go to the mall or any place I want to be able to move by myself.

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Tweet, Tweet, Tweedle-de-le-de

Posted March 15, 2017 in Stories and Strategies for Success

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 graduate, I was completely overwhelmed and unprepared.

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Initiation - Feel the Power!

Posted March 8, 2017 in Stories and Strategies for Success

_How do I get him to initiate communication with the device? _

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Speechless - The Show

Posted March 1, 2017 in Communicators in Action

The people at ABC and/or the people from the television show Speechless asked a number of people around the country to host “watch parties” during the Oscar-themed episode this past Wednesday and then write a blog post about the episode.

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Core Word Goop

Posted February 22, 2017 in Stories and Strategies for Success

From someone working on AAC with individuals with motor deficits, I find it so important that these individuals receive similar sensory experiences as their neurotypical peers (hence, my co-workers will often see me running down the halls with my kiddos with Cerebral palsy telling me to ‘go fast’ , ‘stop’, ‘go slow’ , etc… (Yes, I get paid to do this) so that they experience what it’s like to run.

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