What is Spelling to Communicate?
Spelling to Communicate (S2C™) teaches individuals with motor challenges the purposeful motor skills necessary to point to letters to spell as an alternative means of communication (AAC – augmentative and alternative communication other than oral speech to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas).
The goal of S2C is to help nonspeaking spellers achieve synchrony between their brain and their body. We address the motor differences that affect an individual’s ability to communicate by teaching them how to physically reach out, point, and touch a letterboard positioned in front of them to spell out the thoughts and ideas they want to communicate.
The ultimate goal of S2C is to help nonspeakers communicate anything they want to share by teaching and practicing motor skills. This creates new neural pathways that become myelinated through repeated practice, improving motor planning and control.