Dyslexia: What it is, and what it is not

Mar 21

Dyslexia: What it is, and what it is not

People often believe that dyslexia is a visual difficulty which presents as reversing letters and numbers. In attempt to find a quick fix for the problem, parents often take children to optometrists where they are ‘diagnosed’ with visual difficulties and prescribed glasses to “stop the letters jumping all over the page.”   Dyslexia is NOT...

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Critical Thinking: App Review

Feb 28

Critical Thinking: App Review

Critical thinking involves analyses of information in order to make a judgment. It is therefore, a vital skill for academic success. The All Critical Thinking app from Virtual Speech Center provides activities to address some of these important skills. The app is geared for students from 10 years of age and is also appropriate for adult users. There are 11 different...

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Expect Literacy, presume competence

Jan 24

Expect Literacy, presume competence

Expect literacy; presuming competence.  This mantra is ‘trendy’ in the AAC world but it is important to understand the rationale behind it. A recent post from SpeakforYourself AAC  addressed this topic.   However, the post emphasized that presuming competence is not idealism. Idealism ignores that there are challenges or barriers to...

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Keep Calm and Apologize

Nov 12

Keep Calm and Apologize

Dear Readers I need to apologize for my absence this year. I have been neglecting my blog because I am studying.     The reason that I am studying is that I enjoy writing for my blog. I thought that it would be easy to transition from writing a blog to writing a thesis. I was wrong.  😳    It is tough to juggle and balance work, home, studying and...

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What’s the pic? Articulation: App Review

Oct 14

What’s the pic? Articulation: App Review

Articulation often requires drill and practice. What’s the Pic? Artic from Home Speech Home  is a fantastic way to practice speech sounds in a fun and exciting way! If you are sceptical about how drill and practice can be exciting, here is how it works:   What’s the Pic Articulation has 25 sounds in initial, medial, and final positions, including L, R,...

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