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Stephanie Taymuree has witnessed huge advances in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) during her nearly 40 years as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) and special educator, and her implementation of AAC technology in the classroom is unrivaled. But she still finds it thrilling when a student embraces AAC to ex...


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Adeline Bailey Overcomes Communications Challenges


  Posted on Oct 3, 2016 - 1:12pm

"Every day you have with your child is a gift," says Natalie Bailey, mother of six-year-old Adeline. That philosophy has helped Natalie and her husband, Dr, Stephen Bailey, contend with Adeline's developmental disabilities stemming from Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). "During a routine sonogram at 24 weeks gestatio...


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Freeing Joey Summers From "a Wordless World"


  Posted on Oct 3, 2016 - 1:08pm

Joey Summers, the recent winner of a prestigious award for exemplary Ohio special education students, enjoys using his augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device to tell jokes and charm his teacher and therapy team. But communication hasn’t always come easy for this bright young man. It took a caring pro...


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Mindy Thomas: A Cerebral Palsy Success Story


  Posted on Oct 3, 2016 - 1:06pm

Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age six months, Mindy Thomas of Bluffton, Indiana has significant physical and communication challenges. Now in her 40s, married and a mother, she has successfully met those challenges with the help of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). As a young child, Mindy used a simple f...


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