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Augmentative Communication

More Than a Cookie

Harriet Heydemann | Posted 02.11.2017 | Good News
Harriet Heydemann

It's Girl Scout cookie time. I bought a couple of boxes a few days ago. The Scouts were in a prime spot, outside Lunardi's supermarket. Location is e...

Talking to a Child With Special Needs Through an iPad - A Humbling Experience

Laurie Levy | Posted 06.17.2014 | Education
Laurie Levy

There are old disability-awareness tricks to help people appreciate how hard it is to be blind or deaf. But trying to express the ideas in my head using augmentative communication software was even more frustrating.

Word to Your Mom (or Dad)

Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP | Posted 01.06.2013 | Education
Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP

Delays and disorders of expressive language lead to aggression, fear, isolation and significant frustration. Out of these myriad emotions, a new form of communication emerges, something that is often reminiscent of an ultimate charades fail moment.