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Why are we surprised?

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

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Dual-Symbol Immersion Theory

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

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Fun With Language

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

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How Does Language Develop?

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,

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Important Announcement

Symbol-It subscribers received error codes today from the App Store falsely stating that their subscriptions were cancelled. This was due to Apple releasing an incomplete update despite SymbolSpeak’s best efforts to halt it. Please be advised that subscriptions were not cancelled and that Symbol-It will continue to work properly. If you have any further questions or need assistance, please contact us at help@symbolspeak.co .

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