Category: Disability

Help people get their message across: why and how we should work together to improve communication access for everyone

Wheelchair ramps. Disabled parking. Lifts at train stations. All ways that communities support people with physical disabilities to get on with their lives and to contribute to society. Things that help people with physical disabilities go places and do stuff...

/ 20 August 2017

Early warning signs of possible autism spectrum disorder

Kids are rarely diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (“ASD“) before three years of age.  But the research tells us that the best time to start intervention is between 18 months and 4 years of age. We know that young kids...

/ 12 January 2015

Alternative communication options for children: not a last resort

Like most professions, we speech pathologists love jargon.  And one of the terms we bandy about – often assuming people know what we’re talking about – is “alternative and augmentative communication” or  “AAC”. Researchers have forged careers debating, defining and...

/ 2 July 2014