What to Expect During Your Visit
Come to GKTC for a two-day visit. You will work with one of our highly qualified S2C Practicioners who will introduce your loved one to Spelling to Communicate. We will also coach you and work with you on the letter boards so that you are able to go home and continue practicing. You will leave with goals and a follow up plan.
Individuals 1:1 session
Meet with one of our S2C Practitioners to learn about the method and get your loved one on the letter boards.
Work with your new speller on the boards with live feedback from a registered S2C Practitioner
We will identify goals appropriate for your new speller and send you home with a plan to achieve them.
Let us be in touch! This is just the beginning of your journey. We will continue to support you.
Spelling to Communicate teaches individuals with motor challenges the purposeful motor skills necessary to point to letters to spell as an alternative means of communication (AAC). The goal is to achieve synchrony between the brain and body. Skilled and rigorously trained communication partners teach purposeful motor skills using a hierarchy of verbal and gestural prompts. As motor skills improve through consistent practice, students progress from pointing to letters on letterboards to spell to typing on a keyboard. Accordingly, communication moves from concrete to abstract as motor skills progress.
S2C is appropriate for anyone age 5 or older who is nonspeaking, minimally speaking or unreliably speaking. Just as with traditional education, we adapt to the individual learning needs of a specific student. We know that all students can and want to learn.