When it comes to helping a child overcome their challenges in language development, there is almost nothing that a concerned parent or therapist would not do. The world of AAC is an innovative one that has brought forth many solutions, of which Symbol-It is the latest and greatest. But what makes Symbol-It so effective is
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE SCENE There is a beautiful scene in the 1994 remake of the Christmas classic “Miracle on 34th Street” in which Kris Kringle is presented with a deaf girl. To everyone’s surprise (including the young girl, Sami, who was deaf in real life), Kris Kringle defies the mother’s expectations and
When considering the trajectory and history of augmentative and alternative communication, there are several thoughts that come to mind of the progression over the past three plus decades. Before the technology side of augmentative communication, there was language. The origin of augmentative communication came out of a desire to provide people who were unable to
Watch The Video Welcome back! We’re talking today about Dual-Symbol Immersion — the immersion in two symbol systems simultaneously, the ability to see and hear language throughout the day in all contexts. You and I know and have heard for years that to become proficient in language one must be immersed. That applies if it’s
Good morning! Let’s just Symbol It! I had a funny incident happen this morning that made me think about language in just a different way. I said out loud, “I lost my Y,” and I was meaning that I lost my letter Y from my billboard (because I’d knocked it over). When I said I
Check out Deann’s interview with Click. Speak. Connect. CEO & Founder, Lydia Dawley. Learn more about Lydia & her amazing impact in the world of AAC at clickspeakconnect.com.
How does language develop when that language is verbal, when that language is sign language or when that language is an alternative communication picture symbol system? The question is, “How does language develop?” How do we help a person to develop a way to be able to express what they’re thinking, feeling, wanting, liking, need,
Thank you to Assistive Technology Update for giving us the opportunity to share Symbol-It and what it means for families and interventionists with those using AAC. You can find the original podcast here: https://www.eastersealstech.com/2020/04/17/atu464-symbol-it-with-deann-olenick/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AssistiveTechnologyUpdate+%28Assistive+Technology+Update+-+A+fast-paced+weekly+update+for+AT+professionals+and+enthusiasts%29 Listen on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/assistive-technology-update-with-josh-anderson/id442159129?i=1000471738166 Deann O’Lenick: This is Deann O’Lenick, and I am the CEO of SymbolSpeak, producers of Symbol-It,