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Friday, December 1, 2017
Elves use AAC, too!
Happy December! If you are part of an AAC family and you have an Elf on the Shelf, this post is for you (and I need your help)! Did you ...
Saturday, October 28, 2017
(image is of my kids, Will on his scooter and Maya in her wheelchair, studied scavenger hunt pages) Last week a friend posted a fun ne...
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Ghost Balloons (and free printable)
This week, while browsing Facebook, I saw the coolest little craft project---simple, inexpensive, difficult to mess up, and sure to delight!...
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Pool Noodle Art Robot (and free printable book)
Quick post! In my sessions tomorrow we will be building an art robot. A few years ago, while at AAC camp, we built a similar robot using a...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
AAC after school: Most success, success, least success
It's been hot in NYC for the past few days, and heat takes a real toll on Maya. After school yesterday she seemed content, but exhausted...
Monday, June 5, 2017
She talks so much now. It takes me by surprise, frequently. Sometimes she speaks to acquaintances (neighbors, local friends) and I o...
Thursday, June 1, 2017
So, here it is. The update 8.5 years in the making. Back in December, I received a message from a blog reader inquiring about a partic...
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program (FREE book for kids!) (visual menu)
I recently found out that Barnes & Noble has a summer reading program for kids (grades 1-6), through which each child can earn 1 free bo...
Thursday, February 23, 2017
The Leap: AAC by 18 months, 3 years later
This post is a 3-years-later follow up to my blog post AAC by 18 Months . Yesterday morning I received a message reminding me that (exa...
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Why We Didn't Use AAC At All Yesterday
(a (hypothetical) letter from a parent to a therapist)* Dear SLP, We didn't use the talker at all yesterday. Not one l...
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