Entries in communication (12)


SLP Book Club: Out of My Mind

I have a short list of books that I wish were "required" reading for everyone. Books that powerfully describe what life is like for individuals who are nonverbal. Books that illustrate the power of communication. Books like Petey and Ghost Boy. I now have another to add the the list. In fact, I think Out of My Mind goes straight to the top of the list.

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"I Have Something To Say"

Often times we need to take a step back and first teach an appropriate way to initiate communication and interactions. Teach them how to appropriately enter into an interaction. And often this means changing habits of both the child and caregivers.

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NWACS 2015 Fall Conference {Summary Post}

This past Saturday was the Northwest Augmentative Communication Society's (NWACS) annual Fall Conference. Every year, NWACS invites a speaker to come present on a topic relevant to working with children (and adults) with complex communication needs. Susan Lewis Stokes was this year's speaker. Her topic: Challenging Behaviors Communicate!

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On the Importance of Being Part of the TEAM

I work in a solo private practice. Many of the children on my caseload are nonverbal and have significant behavioral challenges. In addition to their school teams, they have several community-based professionals. The reality is we know best practice is for collaboration and teaming, however that information has not reached the decision makers. As professionals, we need to keep advocating and educating for what we know is best practice, but ultimately ...

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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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