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Pinterest: Not just for cupcakes anymore

Mashable describes Pinterest as “a social bookmarking site where users collect and share photos of their favorite events, interests and hobbies.” But Pinterest is growing fast, and changing even faster. No longer dismissed as a place to post your favourite cupcake recipe, Pinterest now has a growing professional following among its 48 million+ users. A new site design has recently been … Continue reading

Music as Medicine

“…silence is full of music” – Marcel Marceau, legendary French mime Gabrielle Giffords, former member of the US House of Representatives, lost the ability to talk as the result of injuries sustained in an attempt on her life in January 2011. The bullet caused severe damage to the speech centre in her left brain. She has … Continue reading

It’s on you!

“An Open Letter to the Parent of a Child with Speech Delays,” recently published by Dana Neider on her blog, Uncommon Sense, is a trove of information for anyone who is, as she says, “newly on the road to AAC.” The background:  Dana’s daughter, Maya, is nearly five years old. Using her natural voice, Maya can … Continue reading

Books I Like

            In Daring to Dream: Turning dreams into future realities (Kindle edition, 2012), author Diane Nelson Bryen teaches strategies for first allowing yourself to dream and then developing a plan to act on your dreams. Her workshops have inspired hundreds of people who use AAC around the world. She developed this … Continue reading

Good Vibrations

Once in a while you find something priceless among the collectibles on Pinterest. That happened recently when I came across an archival newsreel from 1930 featuring Helen Keller, who became blind and deaf due to an illness at 19 months, and Annie Sullivan, her teacher. Together they demonstrate how Helen learned to speak her first … Continue reading

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