Tag Archives: communication disorders

NIDILRR-funded Consumer Products: Augmentative and Alternative Communication

People with disabilities may need augmentative and alternative means to communicate with the world. This may be due to their specific disability, including sensory disabilities (blindness or hearing loss) and intellectual or developmental disabilities (Down syndrome or autism spectrum disorders). … Continue reading

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The Autism App: Future of Early Diagnoses

Would you be able to recognize the signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in your child? Children with ASD may display communication challenges, repetitive behavior, restrictive movements, and impaired social interaction. Fairly distinctive signs on paper but difficult for most … Continue reading

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Miss All American Standout

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but beauty in its truest sense just cannot be denied. 18-year-old Alexis Wineman, the reigning Miss Montana, always knew there was something about her that wasn’t the norm. At age 11 she … Continue reading

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June is Aphasia Awareness Month

The National Aphasia Association (NAA) defines aphasia as an acquired communication disorder that impairs a person’s ability to process language but does not affect intelligence.  Aphasia impairs the ability to speak and understand language; individuals with aphasia can also experience … Continue reading

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New Publication: RehabWire – Augmentative and Alternative Communication

We just posted the latest issue of our RehabWire newsletter. The May issue focuses on projects and publications about augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). AAC is used by people with communication disabilities to meet some or all of their communication … Continue reading

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