Let’s Talk AAC Blog:

Voice Banking for Vocal ID

Posted August 30, 2016 in What's New!

My name is Beth Christensen and I am a Speech/Language Pathologist who has worked in the area of AAC (Augmentative and Alternate Communication) for over 22 years. This summer I signed on to be a Voice Bank Summer Ambassador for VocalID.

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Fire Ball!

Posted August 23, 2016 in Communicators in Action

Today, I want to talk about my disability. I have CP, which is short for Cerebral Palsy.

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Hannah's Journey

Posted August 17, 2016 in Stories and Strategies for Success

Words can't always describe what the iPad has done for us! We say all the time it has given Hannah a voice, some independence, and a sense of humor. When it all comes down to it, though, it truly is a gift.

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"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you always got" Mark Twain

Posted August 10, 2016 in Stories and Strategies for Success

Perhaps you are a speech pathologist reading this blog today? Perhaps you are a teacher? Or maybe a parent? Are you a nurse? No matter what role you may play, if you're reading this blog it means you are likely supporting an individual who uses a speech generating device as his or her main method of communication, and I have a challenge for you!

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The Up Cost of Communicating

Posted August 2, 2016 in Communicators in Action

When people hear about the cost of a high-tech communication device, they are often flabbergasted. At a price in the mid to upper four digits, it is really difficult to blame them for their reaction.

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