Blogs

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Loving literacy

AssistiveWare’s Amanda, a Speech-Language Pathologist with over 20 years experience working in schools and with families and as a technology consultant, shares her tips for literacy instruction for an AAC user.
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AAC and preparing for a successful school year

This past summer we ramped up our preparations for Stephen to start the 2nd grade. We’ve been spending some time this summer reviewing math lessons and spelling words from 1st grade, preparing for more strenuous curriculum in 2nd.
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5 fantastic family AAC blogs

There are many wonderful blogs being written by moms and dads who have sons and daughters who use an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) solution. These are just 5 of our favorites.
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How to support a bilingual AAC user

It's the first day of school and a new student enters the classroom. Valeria is 12, uses an AAC device and is bilingual! Use this list of resources to make sure Valeria gets the most out of her bilingual advantage.
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Blazing a trail for inclusion

I never set out to be a trailblazer. And while I do have a very strong internal sense of social justice, I’m not one to step out and take up a fight. Well, I didn’t used to be, anyways.
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Developing apps for ALS: My personal journey

When I was about 10 years old I met a young woman, a friend of a family friend, who told exciting stories about sailing around the world with her French boyfriend. They were living the kind of life that most people only dream of. Ten years later I found out from my parents that her boyfriend, this adventurous man that used to sail the seas, had an incurable disease.
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Just an ordinary day

Lisa is a single mum and has a 6-year-old son called Hunter. Lisa lost her speech when she was a child. Just as so many others, she takes her son to school and then goes to university for her Business study.
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Finding her own voice - Vanessa part 2

This is the second time we filmed Vanessa, who is diagnosed with autism and now 4 years old. Since then, her confidence level has grown, and she is approaching other children using the app.
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