Don’t forget to play! Inclusive Playgrounds for AAC

It is great to see that more community places are coming on board with AAC and accessible communication. Maybe you’ve seen some of those cool communication boards in your local playground like the one below. Image of playground board with Board Maker symbols and language about outside play. Recently we were involved in creating this … Continue reading Don’t forget to play! Inclusive Playgrounds for AAC

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Talking to kids about Coronavirus

“Kids worry more when they're kept in the dark” Rachel Ehmke, Child Mind Institute With the outbreak and ongoing uncertainty of the Coronavirus/COVID-19, we feel it is important to provide resources and ideas to ensure those who have communication challenges also get the information they need. Please download our aided language display (available at the … Continue reading Talking to kids about Coronavirus

Back to school – talking makes transitions easier.

Last year (or was it the year before), I posted some ‘conversation placemats’ to encourage conversations about starting back at school. It’s been on my mind again lately as my daughter shows signs of excitement, nervousness, and trepidation about her return to school. Strong feelings can be related to not knowing (or in some cases … Continue reading Back to school – talking makes transitions easier.

Don’t just accept it – Promote it

Recently, I’ve read and listened to alot about people’s views on inclusive education for children with disabilities. I am an advocate of mainstream schooling options for children with disabilities and see in our future a world where schools welcome (not just accept) children of all types, with programs that support all learning needs across all … Continue reading Don’t just accept it – Promote it

Back to school – but are you ready to talk about it?

Recently I attended a planning meeting for a client's transition into a mainstream Reception class (the South Australian equivalent to Kindergarten). We talked alot about how to best prepare him for school and all of the things we needed to put in place AT school, but when I thought back about my daughter's first year … Continue reading Back to school – but are you ready to talk about it?