Spelling Out What Best Practice Is All About

Spelling Out What Best Practice Is All About   Think of a time when you took on a new endeavor or set out to learn a new skill. Whatever situation comes to mind, there’s a good chance you would want to find out what others have done in order to find the best approach. Who […]

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Becoming Real: The Velveteen Parent/Child Partnership

Becoming Real: The Velveteen Parent/Child Partnership Written by Elizabeth Zielinski “Real isn’t how you are made. It’s a thing that happens to you.” For as long as I can remember, my favorite children’s book has always been The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams. First published in 1922, it chronicles the story of a stuffed rabbit’s desire to […]

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MOTORIETY? What the hack is that????

MOTORIETY? What the hack is that???? You may have noticed that we at I-ASC love to a) create new words (like, all the time), and b) create new resources to serve the “Spellerverse”, and beyond!  In this spirit, we are happy to announce our latest offering: MOTORIETY!!!  “What now?”, you may ask.  Read on, as […]

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Marcus Bolande – Blazing trails in two different countries

Marcus Bolande – Blazing trails in two different countries I had the opportunity to interview yet another Spellebrity who I didn’t realize had ties to my Canadian heritage! Marcus and his dad joined me to chat so that we could learn more about what makes this Spellebrity tick! ~Dana Marcus, thank you so much for […]

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An open letter to my son’s skeptics

An open letter to my son’s skeptics: Let me cut right to the chase:  no, he won’t do a message passing test for you. He has proven himself to different clinical experts on multiple occasions, and to continue to demand that he do so again and again is both psychologically damaging and discriminatory. For those […]

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Be a “Pyg”-The Expectancy Effect & Presuming Competence

Be a “Pyg”-The Expectancy Effect and Presuming Competence Once upon a time, in a faraway land called Greece, there lived a sculptor named Pygmalion. Pygmalion had had little luck with women and had vowed never to entertain their company again-instead, he chose to put all of his energy into his work.   He dedicated himself to […]

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The WE Behind CRP

The WE Behind CRP   February has long been associated with the celebration of love and relationships. The people we value and care about most is what life is all about! And the beauty behind such partnerships is that they come in many different forms. Life is complex and highly supportive relationships are vital to […]

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Tylar Buchling – Gentle Patience & Kindness

Tylar Buchling – Gentle Patience & Kindness My first viewing of SpellX was in the South Africa salon, where I quickly felt the warmth of this bustling speller community an ocean away.  I nearly jumped out of my seat when I witnessed the riveting poetry of Tylar Buchling, the Spelltember Humanitarian award recipient that I was […]

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Purposeful Motor String Art

Purposeful Motor String Art String art is really simple but can be really effective. Using a just a few items, you can recreate this craft technique. This is a great purposeful motor activity for our nonspeaking, minimally speaking and unreliably speaking community, not just for purposeful fine motor but also for ocular motor.  Below are […]

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Are you kidding? This motor learning is hard!

Are you kidding? This motor learning is hard! I gave myself a guitar as a quarantine gift this past year. I have always wanted to play and felt ready to commit.  I play piano regularly and even learned violin as a child. I can read sheet music and play a bit by ear. I  figured […]

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