The nonspeaking population is currently severely underserved. With over 26 million nonspeakers worldwide, there are more potential spellers than trained practitioners to teach them. I-ASC is committed to training more rigorously prepared S2C practitioners to coach families and nonspeakers to increase communication and learning.
Given the assumption that each S2C Practitioner will serve at least 15 new nonspeakers per year over a 20-year career, that means each S2C Practitioner has the potential to help 300 nonspeaking people. For every training cohort of 10 S2C Practitioners, they will be able to serve 3,000 nonspeaking individuals collectively; 10 cohorts could support 30,000 nonspeaking people! The more practitioners trained worldwide, the more nonspeakers will be able to communicate effectively.
Our goal is to increase the number of S2C Practitioners by offering more practitioner training courses each year and providing continuous education and resources for S2C Practitioners and allied professionals, adding to the growing number of spelling communities worldwide.