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For children who are non-verbal or have low motor coordination, switches can be a great way to augment their play. AbleNet is our favorite place for...
Switch Play: Using a switch for communication and play!
Effective communication is such a critical skill for children to learn. We all communicate in a wide variety of ways. We use spoken words, different...
Teaching Your Visually Impaired Child Sign Language
Perkins Early Connections Conference
The word Echolalia derives from the ancient Greek myth about a nymph named Echo who could only repeat the last words of other people. Unrequited love...
You Can Say That Again! Echolalia in Visually Impaired Children
I understand the concept of "terrible two's" but I feel like this is more than that. He has no interests in toys or moving around. He just wants to...
Are extreme tantrums throughout an entire day normal for a 2yr old who is blind?
One in a Million Baby Podcast
Adapting Signs is an app from the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children created to help teach simple signing to children with visual...
Adapting Signs App for Children with Vision Impairment
In this blog from the Through Scarlett's Eyes website, Scarlett's mum talks about the recent break through in her daughter's language and how feeling...
Why Hearing My Daughter Speak Made Me Cry
Download a Printable IEP Organizer
I am a speech therapist and I work in a hospital pediatric out patient facility with a new client on my caseload. The child is extremely visually...
Is there a resource for developing social/pragmatic language skills
How can I communicate with my son?
My son is non verbal. How can I communicate with him?
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My toddler 2.5 year old daughter is diagnosed with optic nerve atrophy. Her vision is 20/200. Can see big objects, different colors but can see...
2.5 year old daughter does not speak anything
Ah, the power of a smile. It's such an easy way to share your happiness, but have you considered how someone who is blind cannot see your smile, and...
How to See a Smile Even Without Sight
The ProxTalker is a device that gives kids who are nonverbal a voice. It was developed by an engineer who also happens to be the dad of a boy who is...
The ProxTalker Communication Board with Real Objects
One of the biggest hurdles for someone who communicates by signing is the difficulty in communicating with people who don’t sign. It can be a...
Sign to Speech to Text – The Next Big Thing for the Deaf Community
Home life is very poor. Mother is very yound and not engaged. He is attending a developmentally disabled 3 year old prek program 4 days a week. He...
I am an SLP working with a blind developmentally disabled just turned 3 year old. How do...
Without reliable access to clear visual information, children who are visually impaired must rely on additional modes of learning, such as through...
Teaching Language through Music and Action
My son who is 4 year old, does not talk. He says few words and expresses his needs but he does not talk complete sentences. What should I do?
My 4 year old Blind Kid does not talk?
My son is blind due to a combination of LCA and CVI (he has a metabolic disorder, which was misdiagnosed as infant leading to a stroke at 4mo),...
my 7yo blind son has moderate aphasia. In need of teaching tips, smart kid but...
my baby has cortical visual impairment due to that her all the milestones has delayed such as speech standing walking. For physical improvement i m...
my 2year old baby has cortical visual impairment how can i make her speak as she is...
My son is 3 years old, has LCA with Joubert Syndrome Related Disorder, totally blind, non verbal and not walking independently yet and he does not...
PECS for blind children?
Teach vocabulary to learners who have no means of formal communication. Tactile symbol systems are valuable tools that aid learners with...
STACS: Standardized Tactile Augmentative Communication Symbols Kit
She was born with severe bilateral micropthalmia caused by a goene deletion called OTX2. When she was 2 yrs old when someone would talk she would...
My daughter is 5yrs old and totally blind. She repeated words when she was 2 then...
The American Sign Language Browser was designed by the Michigan State University Communication Technology Laboratory. The ASL Browser allows you to...
Ellie is becoming increasingly fussy and vocal when Mummy has a conversation with another adult or is paying attention to another child. I would...
What signs have you taught your child and do you have one for 'wait' (...
App Details Reviewed by: Eric Jerman, COMSPrice: Free!Where to Buy: Find Answers:YesNo at the iTunes StoreDeveloper: Simplified TouchDevices:...
Answers Yes/No App Review
So your child is out of school for a one week or (gasp) maybe even a five week vacation. I know you love your little one and you love the family time...
Planning the Day with Object Calendars
Imagine not being able to ask for a tissue or say "I need help." For thousands of children and adults who struggle with speech, this is their daily...
Say it With Symbols
There are a couple of subjects I am especially interested in finding books about. I was hoping you would be able to recommend some. Firstly I am...
Looking for books to teach blind babies language skills
It's the hot new trend these days... Sign language for hearing babies! The basic idea behind this movement is that very young babies are intelligent...
Sign Language for Blind Babies