Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Speaking through computers

Speaking through computers - WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida


Whether it's due to autism or a physical impairment, there are many people who simply can't speak.

But that doesn't mean they can't learn to communicate.

When you think of speech therapy, what probably comes to mind is verbal skills

"Articulation therapy, how you physically produce sounds, is one area in speech language therapy that I think is the best known," says Valerie Rodriguez-Adhikari, a speech therapist with Lee Memorial Health System.

In reality speech therapy covers the whole spectrum of communication.

An option for many who are non-verbal is to learn to converse using A-A-C or augmentative and alternative communication.

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