Being Held To A Higher Standard

Posted By on Dec 12, 2022 in Advocacy,Motor

    Being Held To A Higher Standard  By Gregory Tino It took me 25 years to find a way to communicate. It then took me another year to become fluent with my mother. Why does it take 5 minutes for a critic to decide that I am not capable of communicating my thoughts? For some unfathomable […]

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College Bodies

College Bodies by: Anshil Kumar College is one of the most exciting and terrifying topics amongst the spelling community. We finally have an outlet of which we are able to display our intelligence, but we still are stuck in an impulsive body. Where is the balance between the two? What accommodations do we need to […]

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Speech Mechanism Pt. 3 The Resonators: Shaping the Sound

Posted By on Nov 11, 2022 in Education,Motor,S2C

Speech Mechanism Pt. 3 The Resonators: Shaping the Sound By Bryana Williams M.S. CCC-SLP   Today starts part three of our series on the speech mechanism-we’ve discussed air flow from the lungs in Part 1 and creating voicing in the larynx in Part 2. This discussion focuses on a couple of new areas that many […]

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What is S2C?

Posted By on Nov 11, 2022 in Core Concepts,Motor

What is S2C?  If you’re following I-ASC on social media, you may have seen our new Trivia Tuesday posts, going back to basics and defining terms that have become so familiar to those of us who have been in the Spellerverse (the universe of all who spell and type to communicate) for a long time. […]

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Posted By on Nov 11, 2022 in Education,Motor,Nonspeakers,Research

Thinking Through Dysregulation THIS GUIDE TO THINKING THROUGH DYSREGULATION WAS PREPARED FOR THE MOTORMORPHOSIS 2022 PARENT NETWORKING COFFEE BY LAKSHMI RAO SANKAR AND DEBBIE SPENGLER, I-ASC LEADERSHIP CADRE  When a speller is becoming dysregulated, it’s important to remember the common thread that dysregulation holds for all of us. Because when it comes down to it, the […]

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Sexuality and Sex: Another Hard Conversation

Sexuality and Sex: Another Hard Conversation by Noah Seback Nonspeakers and sexuality. Nonspeakers and sex. Can these be mentioned in the same sentence?  Is this an oxymoron?  Did I read that correctly?  Yes!  I’m a nonspeaking autistic broaching the subject of sex and sexuality as it relates to our population. This topic is too rarely […]

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THE SPEECH MECHANISM: A 4-PART SERIES Part 2: Our Voice, the Larynx

Part 2: Our Voice, the Larynx By Bryana Williams M.S. CCC-SLP In part one of this series, we learned about the driving force for air pressure and control: our lungs. Today we are exploring the larynx, which is the next part of the intricate speech mechanism. Colloquially known as the “voice box”, this small […]

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Proving That Anything is Possible:

Proving That Anything is Possible: Insights from a Conversation with Shane Alvado Shane is a minimally speaking speller who made the transition from the ATL community to Tampa, Florida. He received this nomination in the “Dauntless” category because of his noted resilience and adaptability during this challenging relocation, in the middle of a pandemic, no […]

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In Conversation with I-ASC 4 Star Spellebrity

In Conversation with the I-ASC 4 Star Spellebrity It is my pleasure to introduce you to this year’s FOUR STAR SPELLEBRITY, Wyatt Dutton. Every year, I-ASC declares September as Spelltember!  During Spelltember, we put out a call for nominations to spotlight nonspeaking people who are making a difference in the nonspeaking community!  It has been […]

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Motoriety Teach: Food for Thought

Food for Thought Hi there! It’s Michelle & Erin again! We recently read an amazing article from our friend, Danny, who is a minimally speaking, apraxic autistic featured in Bon Appetit July 2021. Several things stuck out to us that we wanted to incorporate into our next motoriety teaching… We all have likely experienced the […]

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