Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

From Rettsyndrome.org There are so many journeys and stories out there.  Each one special.  Each one unique.  We learn a lot from each individual’s journey.  Here are some blogs and Facebook pages we follow.  Take the time to learn about their journeys! Willow’s World Relentless Ruby Facebook Page Cammy Can Read more…

October is Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

October is Rett Syndrome Awareness Month! What is Rett Syndrome? Rett Syndrome is genetic, neurologic disorder caused by a mutation on the X chromosome.  Rett Syndrome primarily affects girls, but it can affect boys as well. ¹ Rett Syndrome was once thought to be a diagnosis impacting cognition.  However, it Read more…

AAC: Low Tech Communication Supports

The Power of Low Tech Communication Supports When people think of AAC, their minds often jump immediately to high tech speech generating devices.  Low tech communication baords are equally as important. Here are some reasons: Some children do well with low tech, and use these boards to supplement verbal speech. Read more…

AAC and Aided Language Input

What is aided language input? Aided language input, which goes by many names including aided language stimulation and partner augmented input, is when a communication partner uses an AAC system to speak to the AAC user, while simultaneously verbally saying the message. Why Is Aided Language Input important? Think about Read more…

AAC and Vocabulary

What vocabulary should be in my child’s AAC system? When considering vocabulary in an AAC system, we want to be sure it’s a robust vocabulary.  When I first began in this field, more years ago than I care to count, focus was very much on providing a small set of Read more…