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The Voice of Success For Your Child

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) leads many children to success in school and life. It is generally associated with electronic speech-generating devices resembling laptop or hand-held computers, which young people may adopt as a primary voice when they are significantly affected by speech deficits related to conditions like cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders and traumatic brain injuries.

Now, Some More...Quotes from People with Dyslexia

My teachers say I'm father thought I was stupid, and I almost decided I must be a dunce.--Thomas Edison (the famous inventor pictured when he was a lad)

He told me that his teachers reported that...he was mentally slow, unsociable, and adrift forever in his foolish dreams.--Hans Albert Einstein, on his father, Albert Einstein

Summer Fun for Families with Special Needs Kids

As the long, lazy days of summer approach, most of us look forward to the refuge from the mad rush of school mornings, homework evenings and extracurricular bedlam. But our kids still need some kind of framework for summer days. This is a deeper concern for parents whose special needs kids are vulnerable to regression when structure is removed. Here are some ideas for family fun that will maximize your child’s success over the summer: