Gabe Roth-“My Life in Someone Else’s Body” 

Gabe Roth is an unreliable speaker, a well-known and loved friend and student at Invictus Academy in Tampa, and a Spellebrity nominee in the “Dauntless” category-a designation that certainly fits this guy! His nominator described him as someone that deserves positive recognition for how hard he works on his purposeful motor and body control each day. We are honored to recognize him here, to see him work with his CRP, Katlyn Billue, and to hear what he has to say!

Gabe also performed at SpellX 2020! His performance is still being talked about.

 

Bryana: If your life was a book, what would the title be? 

Gabe: I THINK IT WOULD BE “MY LIFE IN SOMEONE ELSES BODY” 

Bryana: I could not love that title more! I’d love a first copy after you write it! In fact, the person who nominated you described you as a kind, intelligent, and caring person who works extremely hard to get his body through school. What does that mean to you? 

Gabe: HAVING A BODY THAT BETRAYS YOU MAKES LIFE TOUGH. I THINK THAT MY TEACHERS HAVE SO MUCH PATIENCE IN THE CLASSROOM, I AM GRATEFUL. THAT SOMEONE SAID THOSE THINGS ABOUT ME REALLY MAKES ME HAPPY TO KNOW.

Bryana: What superpower would you choose to have and why?

Gabe: I WOULD FLY BECAUSE I ALREADY HAVE SUPER HEARING 

Bryana: Makes sense, I think that’s the one I would also choose! Definitely a bonus to add more to the superpower repertoire. 

S2C, Spelling to Communicate, nonspeaking, nonspeakers, Autism, I-ASC, Speller, nonverbal, RPM

Bryana: In addition to being able to share your superpowers with the world, what would you say are the top three ways spelling has affected your life?

Gabe: SPELLING HAS HAD SO MANY POSITIVE EFFECTS ON MY LIFE THAT ITS HARD TO NARROW DOWN TO THREE. I THINK THAT MY NUMBER ONE IS BEING ABLE TO TALK TO MY TEACHER ABOUT MY TOP THREE POSITIVE EFFECTS. MY SECOND IS GETTING TO GO TO INVICTUS. MY THIRD IS REALLY ALL THE FRIENDS IVE MADE. SO MANY WONDERFUL THINGS.

Bryana: I hear you, we tend to ask the hard questions here at I-ASC! It’s a wonderful thing to have too many good things to talk about. I’ll leave you with one last big question: What is your wish for the nonspeaking community? 

Gabe: MY WISH IS THAT EVERYONE FINDS A VOICE.

S2C, Spelling to Communicate, nonspeaking, nonspeakers, Autism, I-ASC, Speller, nonverbal, RPMPeople would describe Gabriel as caring, loving, compassionate and a really happy person. He loves singing in the classroom. He works hard to better himself with spelling and purposeful motor. Friends say he is incredibly kind.

 

 

 

The mission of I-ASC is to advance communication access for nonspeaking individuals globally through trainingeducationadvocacy and research I-ASC supports all forms of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) with a focus on methods of spelling and typing. I-ASC currently offers Practitioner training in Spelling to Communicate (S2C)with the hope that other methods of AAC using spelling or typing will join our association

 

 

Posted By on Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 in Advocacy,Autism,Community,Families,Motor,Nonspeakers,Research,S2C,Spelling to Communicate

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