What is S2C?

What is S2C? S2C stands for Spelling to Communicate, but what does that mean, exactly? Spelling to Communicate teaches individuals with motor challenges the purposeful motor skills necessary to point to letters to spell as…


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Debunking myths of non-verbal autism

Diagnosis Disruption: Debunking the Myths of Non-verbal Autism

Autistic individuals are the true autism experts. Matthew Lager’s TASH Talk debunking the myths of non-verbal autism is a must read for anyone who has an autistic child or works with autistic individuals. Matthew uses a letterboard and keyboard to spell to communicate. He prepared this presentation for the 2016 TASH conference with his mother…

Lucid Dreaming: Let’s Talk Lucidity

Have you ever started dreaming and suddenly realized that you were in a dream? Have you ever managed to gain control over your dream narrative? If your answer to either of these is “yes,” you have experienced what is called lucid dreaming. If your answer is “no,” it is still possible to learn how to…

Motor Skills

Motor Skills: On Your Mark… Get Set… GOals!

Not only is it fun to sing along to Fergie about our fitness, we all know that regular exercise is great for both your physical and mental health. That fact is not any different for our spellers – it is a great purposeful motor that can improve health, promote regulation, and integrate the brain and…

Spelling it Out for the Experts: A Tribe and George Washington University Collaboration

Imagine a world where you do not get the option to voice your opinion when decisions are made that affect your daily life. This is an unfortunate reality for many with disabilities. Now, imagine you do not have the ability to talk, so you quite literally cannot voice your opinion about these decisions… Our nonspeakers…

A Christmas Essay

A Christmas Essay By Ian Nordling

The holidays are an ordeal for everyone. Especially for the neurodiverse. I wrote this to give you some perspective on this bittersweet occasion for us. The most obvious challenge of Christmas for a nonspeaker is getting toys. Yes, we wanted them. Yes, they are beautiful and we love them, just like every kid on Christmas….