The Birth of Unrestricted Interest

The Birth of Unrestricted Interest Interview of Brian Laidlaw by Caden Rainey and Joel Nyland February 17, 2022 conducted via Zoom “WE HOPE YOU ENJOY OUR BLOG.  WE SPENT HOURS EDITING OUR INTERVIEW WITH BRIAN LAIDLAW.  WE LEARNED A LOT.  WE CREATED THE QUESTIONS AHEAD OF OUR INTERVIEW.  WE DID ALL OUR COLLABORATIONS ON ZOOM.  […]

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On ableism and my lived experience

On ableism and my lived experience Greetings. My name is Sabrina Roe Guerra. I am autistic, nonspeaking, sassy, and tired of people thinking it’s their right to define me. Two years ago when the world stopped, my life ironically and fortuitously began. Assumed limitations yield widespread trauma. Strong prejudices and ignorance hold disabled students back. […]

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The Speech Mechanism Part 1: Lower Respiratory System

The Speech Mechanism: A 4-part Series Part 1: Lower Respiratory System By Bryana Williams M.S. CCC-SLP When it comes to communication, the vast majority of people turn to speech-it’s highly versatile, typically efficient, and allows us to layer multiple components like tone, intonation, and vocabulary choice to communicate a clear message. In fact, it’s such […]

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A Conversation on Letterboard Etiquette

A Conversation on Letterboard Etiquette I was working with Zach Scheu on the writing prompt and it turned into a conversation between him and Nico. Nico was in the room but working with a different CRP and ended up commenting on what Zach said. The whole conversation happened very organically so I just went with […]

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Letterboard Etiquette – I-ASC the Experts

Letterboard Etiquette – I-ASC the Experts April 2022 – Imagine I-ASC is putting together a book on letterboard etiquette – what do they need to include? Another installment of our monthly blog feature, “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 […]

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Spring into Action at Spring into Spelling

Spring into Action at Spring into Spelling I-ASC works with nonspeaking people with various motor-sensory issues that affect the ability to use speech as a primary and effective means of communication. There are an estimated 2.3 million nonspeaking individuals in the US and 26 million nonspeaking people worldwide. Nonspeaking people have been marginalized, labeled “low-functioning” […]

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Talking Thoughts Moving Finger

Talking Thoughts Moving Finger Insights from a Conversation with Tarun Paul Mathew After a wonderful visit to France, the next stop on my Spellebrity Zoom tour landed me in Bangalore, India with my new friend, Tarun Paul Mathew.  I felt that I knew Tarun Paul from watching (on repeat) his SpellX presentation, A Peep Into My […]

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Getting to Fluency

Getting to Fluency I recently had the opportunity to collaborate with S2C Practitioner, I-ASC Leadership Cadre member, and overall superstar Debbie Spengler for the Getting to Fluency Webinar that was offered last month. (If you’re not familiar with these webinars, make sure to follow I-ASC on Facebook and Instagram to take advantage of these FREE […]

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An Ideal CRP – I-ASC The Experts

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! “An ideal […]

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Learning to Love

Learning to Love Why is it that parents of children with autism are expected to have problems, separate, and divorce?  While recently watching the film Language Arts, written, and directed by Cornelia Duryee, I was struck by how the parents of a nonspeaking child with autism were portrayed as having a troubled relationship. I recall […]

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