About Growing Kids Therapy and Spelling to Communicate

Spelling to communicate is a method of teaching nonspeaking individuals purposeful motor skills to point to letters to spell instead of speak.  Nonspeaking refers to individuals who cannot speak, speak minimally and those who can speak but do not speak communicatively.  Speech is a motor function whereas language, our ability to understand and think in words, is a cognitive function. Nonspeaking individuals have difficulty executing the sequenced and precise fine motor planning required for speech known as apraxia. Having apraxia does not mean that these same individuals lack language skills or cognitive abilities.

15 thoughts on “About Growing Kids Therapy and Spelling to Communicate

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  2. Hi! Are there Spanish-seaking practitioners? We’re from Argentina. Can I become my son’s practitioner? I’m a teacher of English as a second language. Also, what age should kids start using this method? My son is 7 and non-verbal (he says some words and approximations of words).
    Thanks for what you are doing for our kids and young people!

  3. Hi, I am an ASD teacher at a high school in central Florida, are there any programs here that could help me learn S2C to help my students communicate?

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