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Sunday
Oct042015

Communication Matters

Communication Matters is a Facebook group for families in Washington State, although any parent interested in augmentative and alternative communication is welcome. This group is for parents and other family members/caregivers of children who are non-verbal or unable to meet all of their communication needs verbally.

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Friday
Oct022015

Conan's Experience with his Talker (guest post)

I am excited to share that I have several guest posts planned this month in celebration of AAC Awareness Month! Today, I am honored to bring you this first guest post by an AAC mom sharing her AAC story in her own words. Thank you, Kaz, for taking the time to share your story.

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Wednesday
Sep302015

SLP Book Club: Schuyler's Monster: A Father's Journey with His Wordless Daughter

Once I started it, I did not want to put it down. Robert Rummel-Hudson's writing is honest, raw, and poignant. He has a dry wit and sense of humor that I appreciate.

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Friday
Sep112015

Middle School Confidential: a graphic novel series

The transition from childhood to adolescence and adulthood is tricky and full of potential pitfalls in the best of circumstances. Kids with language and/or social challenges are at even higher risk as they transition to middle school, high school, and beyond. Their language and social difficulties impair their ability to interpret situations, predict outcomes and consequences, understand the true meaning and intentions of what others say and do, and figure out how to navigate the highs and lows of growing up.

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Sunday
Aug162015

SLP Book Club: Anything But Silent

Anything But Silent by Kathy & Kate Hennessy is a short book written by a mother and daughter sharing their family's journey through Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS). I had been looking forward to reading this book since I first heard about it when it was released in 2013. It is a collection of memories written over a 15 year period...

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