Here at INSPIRED*IN*SPEECH, we are going to dedicate our posts for the month to spreading our knowledge about using AAC and Assisstive Technology (AT) to provide a comprehensive and engaging communication platform that is accessible and fun. Check back for: our favorite speech and language apps, connections in the community, and whatever brilliant (random) gems make the cut. We hope you enjoy our blog!
Molly: "My favorite moment with AAC happened while I was working at the TERI Learning Academy in Oceanside CA. The team had just received a long awaited device for one of our students (his first ever). When we gave it to him, he knew what it was immediately. After after shedding a few tears and taking a moment to hug each of us, he proceeded to greet everyone who crossed his path with his new voice and a huge smile." ~ Molly
Larissa: "I had been working on commenting with a student for months. We knew he had more to tell us, but he had no real way of communicating how he felt about his world. I walked into his classroom one morning and he independently greeted me- by saying "gross." When I said "hmm, I don't think I understood you," he proceeded to tell me "goodbye" followed by "backpack, bus." At that moment I knew we had reached our goal of sharing his world with us."
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"Not being able to speak is not the same as not having anything to say."