PrAACtical Thinking "It gives me the feeling of love."

Published on February 18th, 2013 | by Carole Zangari

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“It gives me the feeling of love.”

Although we struggle on a daily basis to facilitate good AT implementation with children who have significant communication challenges, the reality is that they are better served than their adult counterparts. Even the simplest communication supports are less available to people with AAC needs once they leave school, at least here in the US.

This video shows the remarkable impact of mainstream technology, an mp3 player, on individuals with dementia. It made us wonder…how can we spread what we know about AAC and AT to individuals beyond the reach of the school system? Each one, teach one. We’d love to hear your thoughts, ideas, and experiences.

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Carole Zangari

Carole Zangari has been involved in the practice and teaching of AAC for over 20 years. She is a professor of speech-language pathology and has been fortunate to have been able to introduce many children and adults to the world of AAC. "Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." Theodore Roosevelt

2 Responses to “It gives me the feeling of love.”

  1. Rivka says:

    thanks so much for this blog! I work in the public school system, exclusively with our special needs programs, and I have been really enjoying the daily perspectives and therapy ideas! Please keep it up!

    • Carole Zangari Carole Zangari says:

      Rivka, so nice of you to stop by and take the time to comment. We have every intention of keeping this going as long as it is useful. If you are on Facebook or Twitter, check us out there because we post lots more ideas and resources in those places. Thanks again for the encouragement-much appreciated!

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