Entries in presume competence (3)


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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Presume Competence

For there is danger in condemning a child to a life of unfulfilled potential when we restrict their access (education, communication, experience, opportunity, based on what we assume they can handle.

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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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