the art of effective communication is the language of leadership
Now that we’ve piqued your interest in becoming an S2C practitioner let’s get down to the nitty-gritty needed for the next steps to make your dream of becoming a practitioner a reality. We require our S2C practitioners to participate in a detailed training process covering all job aspects. We want to give you the complete picture of how to get started in your new career choice and answer any questions you might have. In order to successfully complete the S2C Practitioner Training Program, the requirements must be met.
Virtual Kick-Off Weekend attendance and participation in all training sessions and virtual seminars, typically held 2-3 evenings per month.
Ongoing consultation with a highly skilled and experienced S2C Practitioner who will mentor you through training.
Completion of rigorous graduate-level coursework and demonstration of all knowledge and clinical competencies.
Completion of a five-day onsite internship at an approved internship location.
Most applicants for S2C Practitioner training have a background in education or clinical work. Previous clinical or educational experience is not an absolute requirement to take the S2C Practitioner Training. We are happy to consider your application and, when appropriate, will refer you for additional preparation before accepting you into a cohort to ensure your success.
Parents who wish to become an S2C Practitioner but do not have hands-on experience in an education or a clinical background are required take the S2C Parent Cohort Training first offered by one of our partner organizations. Experience has shown that parents fare far better with the rigors of the Practitioner training program after taking this course.
S2C is developed with specific procedures to ensure reliable, replicable, and responsible best practices. In order to maintain the integrity of the S2C methodology, it cannot be combined with other approaches for spelling and typing. I-ASC is the authority in the science and methodology of Spelling to Communicate, known as S2C™, and is the exclusive source of training in the rigorous Spelling to Communicate™ method.
The cost of I-ASC's S2C Training program is $3,000.00 USD. Additional costs can include the purchase of letterboards and travel costs surrounding the required internship. Payment plans and financial assistance may be available for highly qualified candidates with financial need.
Generally, students will work 5-10 hours per week on this program, depending on the assignments due and the seminar schedule. Every practitioner in training must work with a minimum of 3-5 different clients during training. Parents or relatives of nonspeakers can only submit 1-2 clinical assignments working with their nonspeaking loved one.
Each training cohort consists of eight to fifteen future S2C Practitioners grouped by similar time zones. New cohorts begin when a cohort has reached the current minimum enrollment.
All participants are assigned a primary mentor practitioner. Your mentor will guide you through your clinical competencies, answer questions, and review videos to support your successful course completion. All mentors are graduates of I-ASC's S2C Practitioner Training Program and are experienced, highly skilled, active registered S2C Practitioners in good standing.
Upon successfully completing I-ASC's Spelling to Communicate Practitioner Training Program, demonstrating the competencies and skills required to support the communication of nonspeaking individuals of all ages and profiles, participants will be qualified to be certified S2C Practitioners. Graduates will be fully prepared to work in various settings, including home or center-based private practices or schools that use S2C with their students. In addition, graduates are eligible for membership to our private member-only practitioner portal, which provides ongoing access to hundreds of lessons, a comprehensive resource library, practice guidelines, a network of active practitioners, and continued support.
No, this course is not designed to teach you to professionally train others in Spelling to Communicate practices. This course is designed to teach you to use Spelling to Communicate with nonspeaking, minimally speaking, and unreliably speaking individuals of various ages and profiles. Certified S2C Practitioner training can only be taken through I-ASC. Certified S2C Practitioners can train individuals to be Communication Regulation Partners (CRPs) to individual nonspeakers.
The online application requires the submission of a resume/cv and a short 1-2 minute video describing how you plan to use your S2C Practitioner Training upon completion. Please fill out the form to your left to request a Practitioner application link.