Inspired to Admire: Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan

May of each year is designated as Better Speech & Hearing Month, and Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists around the world typically increase their efforts to raise awareness about our professions during that month. The above video clip of Helen Keller and “Teacher” Anne Sullivan (Courtesy of YouTube) saw increased Internet traffic during the month of May this year. […]

AAC: …And Then There Is Gesture!

Throughout grad school, my Clinical Fellowship Year, and on into my career in home health, skilled nursing facilities, and now private practice, I have met and worked with aphasia clients who could not benefit from a complex system of manual sign. I identified gesture as a potential treatment option in my first experience with a […]

AAC: There Is Gesture…

I think we all know someone who gestures with gusto when speaking. These passionate communicators would be hard pressed to express themselves at all if they could not flail away with their hands or arms to illustrate their point of view! When a person suffers a brain injury due to stroke, traumatic brain injury, etc., […]