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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Pressure & Managing Expectations – I-ASC The Experts

Pressure & Managing Expectations – I-ASC The Experts March 2022 – What’s the difference between support or encouragement and pressure? 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 […]

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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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Daily Decisions Taken for Granted

Daily Decisions Taken for Granted Nonspeaking advocate Niko Boskovic thoughtfully reflects on his own experiences, in this blog based on a frequently asked question… Q: What are the most helpful things people do that make your life more comfortable? Niko: I live a very strange life in which people around me make a lot of […]

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Neurodivergent Wellbeing: I-ASC the Experts

Neurodivergent Wellbeing: I-ASC the Experts Written by Monica van Schaik with wisdom from Noah Seback and Giorgena Sarantopoulos Neurodiversity is the recognition that neurological differences are natural and normal just like biodiversity. Neurodiversity is a fact. Differences in how we think, learn, feel, sense, and regulate occur amongst all humans. The term, neurodiversity, was coined […]

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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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A HARD TOMORROW PART #4

A HARD TOMORROW PART #4 By: Sarah Ackerman INTRODUCTION A PLEASANT HELLO TO YOU! I AM SARAH ACKERMAN. I AM THE AUTHOR OF THIS STORY. THIS IDEA STARTED AS NOTHING MORE THAN A PROMPT. TOM, ONE OF MY CPs, AND I WERE DISCUSSING SUPERHEROES. HE ASKED ME TO WRITE MY OWN SUPERHERO ORIGIN STORY. I’M […]

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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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A Hard Tomorrow Part #3

A Hard Tomorrow Part #3 By: Sarah Ackerman INTRODUCTION A PLEASANT HELLO TO YOU! I AM SARAH ACKERMAN. I AM THE AUTHOR OF THIS STORY. THIS IDEA STARTED AS NOTHING MORE THAN A PROMPT. TOM, ONE OF MY CPs, AND I WERE DISCUSSING SUPERHEROES. HE ASKED ME TO WRITE MY OWN SUPERHERO ORIGIN STORY. I’M […]

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