Support System (repost in remembrance of a boy, his wonderful mother, and gentle sister)

(8.3.2010) About two years ago an eight year old boy with autism who was being treated by our therapy team had a massive seizure in his sleep and died.  I will always remember him because he was one of the severe children with self injurious behaviors and a great smile when he was happy.  I […]

Programming AAC Devices for Real Talk and Social Interactions

Many moons ago, I facilitated social groups for users of AAC.  We would watch snipets of music videos, pop culture relevant to their actual grade level.  One of my favorite activities was “Like it or Diss it”.  The students in the group would be coached to have real discussion.  Those that were persuasive, fun disagreements, […]