Posted September 30, 2015 in Stories and Strategies for Success
Whenever I am asked how to teach and maintain a child's language proficiency, I always refer to the two "key ingredients," providing enough exposure and creating a need to use a language.
Posted September 23, 2015 in Stories and Strategies for Success
Stephanie Taymuree has witnessed huge advances in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) during her nearly 40 years as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) and special educator, and her implementation of AAC technology in the classroom is unrivaled. But she still finds it thrilling when a student embraces AAC to express a novel thought or idea.
Posted September 16, 2015 in Stories and Strategies for Success
With temperatures still rising it's hard to believe that summer is almost over and, for many, a new school year has already begun. As the pages of books start turning, let's take some time to examine how reading can be used to teach core vocabulary.
Posted September 9, 2015 in Communicators in Action
My name is Javier Chavez but I also go by Javy. I have been an AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) user for about 30 years. I started to use the Prentke Romich communicators when my parents and I moved to Salinas, California from Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico at the age of 9.
Posted September 2, 2015 in Stories and Strategies for Success
When children are learning to speak, one of the things they learn is how to answer questions. Some children pick this up easily, and others need a speech therapist or parent to help them through and teach it to them directly.