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How ‘Out’ Changed Everything: A Journey Through Speech Therapy
By: Cassie Wilhelm, MA, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist In June 2015, Blake came to Bridgeway Academy with his mother and little brother to begin Speech-Language Therapy at our Therapy Center. The family had driven over an hour to come to therapy. From the very beginning, Blake was interactive and socially-driven. He was using some signs and […]Read More
All About AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication)
By: Samantha Lyle, M.A., CCC-SLP AAC awareness month is here again! Say what?!? AAC stands for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. The American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), the governing body of the field of speech-language pathology, defines AAC as, “…all forms of communication (other than oral speech) that are used to express thoughts, needs, wants, […]Read More
Did you know? Social Skills Beyond Conversation
By: Laura Gilbert, MA, CCC-SLP, Alexa Reck, MA, CCC-SLP, Jennifer Swetnam, MA, CCC-SLP and Cassie Wilhelm, MA, CCC-SLP Social skills are a core challenge for young people with autism. In typical development, young people often learn these skills by observing others in interactions with adults and peers. Young people with autism can benefit from direct […]Read More
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