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.
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.
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.
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. It’s pretty incredible how much having a child with disabilities can change the way a person parents, though.
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.