An Ideal CRP – I-ASC The Experts

February 2022 – What’s your idea of an ideal CRP?

We have launched a new monthly blog feature called, “I-ASC(I Ask) the Experts”. Our goal is to turn over some of the most frequently asked questions or issues to the true subject matter experts – the spellers!

S2C, Spelling to Communicate, nonspeaking, nonspeakers, Autism, I-ASC, Speller, nonverbal, S2C,

“An ideal CRP is one who is congenial and supportive towards the spellers goals. Trust, Respect, and Faith are all priorities. Most importantly the emotional stability presented by the CRP. Consistent positive vibes are necessary to keep the speller regulated.” ~Cristofer Puleo, New York

S2C, Spelling to Communicate, nonspeaking, nonspeakers, Autism, I-ASC, Speller, nonverbal, S2C,

“A great CRP needs to be a kind person and willing to advocate for nonspeaking people. They should treat autistic people with respect and kindness. A great CRP should never judge anyone based on their abilities. They should spread the information that nonspeaking people are intelligent.”  ~Ben McDonald, Virginia

S2C, Spelling to Communicate, nonspeaking, nonspeakers, Autism, I-ASC, Speller, nonverbal, S2C,

“Being a good CRP means that you beam confidence from every pore. First and foremost, we need the presumption of competence. Next comes the trust and connection. From there everything should flow. The most important part is to trust the process and keep pushing through.  ~Anshil Kumar, Florida.

S2C, Spelling to Communicate, nonspeaking, nonspeakers, Autism, I-ASC, Speller, nonverbal, S2C,

“THE MOST IMPORTANT TRAIT IN A CRP IS A CALM PRESENCE – AND FOCUS. YOU MUST BELIEVE IN US AND MINDFULLY WORK ON YOUR ISSUES SO THAT YOU CAN HELP US WITH OURS. OTHER IMPORTANT TRAITS INCLUDE ATTITUDE, FLEXIBILITY, AND INTELLIGENCE.” ~Catherine, Georgia

S2C, Spelling to Communicate, nonspeaking, nonspeakers, Autism, I-ASC, Speller, nonverbal, S2C,

“I think a good CRP is someone driven to succeed in whatever they attempt. Insecure people hinder my ability to spell. To list characteristics, I place high value on the following: confidence, intelligence, and determination.”  ~Stephanie Pringle, South Africa

S2C, Spelling to Communicate, nonspeaking, nonspeakers, Autism, I-ASC, Speller, nonverbal, S2C,

“I think a good CRP uses questions to regulate their speller’s body.”  ~Naleli, South Africa

 

S2C, Spelling to Communicate, nonspeaking, nonspeakers, Autism, I-ASC, Speller, nonverbal, S2C,

“A good CRP is someone who gets how my body works and can support it. I am an impulsive person. I grab things I shouldn’t and can’t sit still. A good CRP sees it as a body needing help, not me being non-compliant. I excel when I can share my thoughts openly without being led to say things. A great CRP is essential for successful living.” ~Tim K

S2C, Spelling to Communicate, nonspeaking, nonspeakers, Autism, I-ASC, Speller, nonverbal, S2C,

“A GREAT CRP IS ESSENTIAL FOR SUCCESS IN COMMUNICATING ON THE LETTER BOARD. I THINK THE BEST YOU CAN DO AS A CRP IS LISTEN TO SPELLERS GOING BEFORE THE ONES YOU’RE WORKING WITH. YOU CAN LEARN FROM THE THINGS WE ALREADY WENT THROUGH.” ~Peyton Culver, Tennessee

S2C, Spelling to Communicate, nonspeaking, nonspeakers, Autism, I-ASC, Speller, nonverbal, S2C,

“IT IS MOST IMPORTANT TO ME THAT MY CRP RECOGNIZES MY BODY DOESN’T SHOW MY FULL POTENTIAL. THEY VALUE WHAT IS IN MY MIND.” ~Patrick C, Philadelphia

 

S2C, Spelling to Communicate, nonspeaking, nonspeakers, Autism, I-ASC, Speller, nonverbal, S2C

“To be a great CRP takes an immense form of patience one that you do not encounter in everyday situations.” ~Becky D, New Zealand

 

 

The mission of I-ASC is to advance communication access for nonspeaking individuals globally through trainingeducationadvocacy, and research.  I-ASC supports all forms of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) with a focus on methods of spelling and typing. I-ASC currently offers Practitioner training in Spelling to Communicate (S2C)with the hope that other methods of AAC using spelling or typing will join our association

Posted By on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022 in Advocacy,Autism,Families,I-ASC THE EXPERTS,Nonspeakers,S2C,Spelling to Communicate

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