Calling All Spellers to Know Your Rights!

Calling All Spellers to Know Your Rights!  Written by the Spellers & Allies Advocacy Network I-ASC’s Spellers & Allies Advocacy Network (S&A) has been learning about the rights of nonspeaking individuals in schools and colleges. Our investigation was kicked off with a guest presentation from Dawnmarie Gaivin, an Spelling to Communicate (S2C) Practitioner and I-ASC […]

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When Life Throws %$@#! at You, Cover it in Glimmer!

When Life Throws %$@#! at You, Cover it in Glimmer! Years ago I saw a movie that left a subtle yet lasting impact on me. You know the films I’m talking about? Where you can’t really remember the name of it, but one, maybe two key scenes easily come to mind during some discussion. Well […]

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Getting Lost in Stories

Getting Lost in Stories Reading has been my haven for some time now. I get lost in the stories. To me there are few things more enjoyable than a book that you do not want to end. I cannot begin to tell you how my life has changed for the better now that books are […]

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Deconstructing Regulation in the times of COVID

Deconstructing Regulation in the times of COVID In the Spellerverse, (a term coined by Elizabeth Vosseller, to designate the community of spellers, practitioners, families, allies, and all the structures we intersect with) life before COVID-19 was hopeful. Underneath the hope, we have coped with the work of creating opportunities, and finding self-expression for spellers. Spellers […]

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Are YOU Represented?

Are YOU Represented? When one goes through the I-ASC S2C Professional Training Cohort to become an S2C Practitioner, you’re asked to write six lessons over the course of your training. As many of you know, as a speller, there’s a specific hierarchy of questions that you work through, starting in the Acquisition Phase with questions […]

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Reading and Ocular Motor Skills

AND EYE QUOTE: READING AND OCULAR MOTOR SKILLS   Ah summer reading. One of the things that I look forward to on my vacation during the dog days of summer – curl up in a hammock with a good book. When I was younger, I would always have a book going and sometimes even multiple […]

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A Relish for Research:

A Relish for Research:  Meet the Researchers from the Motormorphosis 2020 Picnic   Change! Nonspeaking, minimally speaking and unreliably speaking individuals are on a transformative quest to synchronize mind and motor. Starting with the development of the motor skills to spell and building to whole body, purposeful movement, this epic transformation can be described as […]

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Met stories

Breakthrough This video tells an important story from my childhood. It’s important to me because it highlights both the persistence over a long time that I needed to figure things out before I learned to spell, and the importance of the support I got from my parents and caregivers even when they didn’t understand what […]

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You Go to Learn Mountains

You Go to Learn Mountains  Please try to get that the nothing is the birth of the new world that you get to create going to the mother who is asking you to just dare to kill the old ways that you get stuck in yes yes – please try to go to the gut […]

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Neuroliterature

Neuroliterature,  Diverse Readers and Our Summer Reading List  We Expect More from Literature.   Summer and reading are twinned in paths that go back deep into childhoods spent reading for hours on end. Reading lists and books pop up everywhere we go. Airport book stores, local libraries display beguiling books to consume under the shade […]

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