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The Faces of AAC: Dianna and Brian

October 31, 2014 by - Leave your thoughts

The Faces of AAC: Paula and Brian

As we bring AAC Awareness Month to close, we add add another Face of AAC. Dianna Finlay, an SLP from CLASS in Tacoma Washington and Clinic Director Paula Herrington, introduce us to Brian. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Brian Long. He’s a user. He’s been using all his life. He likes the high. I can’t say I blame him. One of Brian’s buddies was a user for a while. He stopped using and is still going though bad withdrawal. If I was dealt the same hand as Brian, I’d like to think I’d be a user too. Of course, we’re talking about a user of augmentative and alternative communication. Brian Long is a 43-­‐year-­‐old male diagnosed with cerebral palsy. He has no functional oral speech and depends on a speech-­‐generating device to communicate. Brian has been receiving speech therapy through CLASS, Inc. for a few years now. He communicates via a Dynavox Vmax, however, the device sat in... [Read More...]

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