What is Spelling to Communicate?
Our office in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio is proud to offer S2C services! All of our S2C Practitioners are also therapists with a master's degree in Speech Language Pathology or Occupational Therapy.
Spelling to Communicate (S2C) is an alternative form of communication for individuals who cannot rely on their speech to express their thoughts. It teaches individuals the purposeful motor skills necessary to point to letters to spell their wants, needs, and ideas. Samantha Fox (Speech-Language Pathologist & Owner of Beyond Speech Therapy Center) became a registered Spelling to Communicate Practitioner through I-ASC (International Association for Spelling as Communication) in August 2021. She is thrilled to be one of the first Spelling to Communicate Practitioners in Ohio.
Overview of S2C: Spelling to Communicate - Growing Kids Therapy Center - YouTube
Interview with JB Handley (His son learned Spelling to Communicate) Underestimated: An Autism Miracle with JB and Jamie Handley - YouTube
Link to purchase the book “Underestimated” (highly recommended by many of my spelling to communicate families): Underestimated: An Autism Miracle (Children’s Health Defense): Handley, J. B., Handley, Jamison: 9781510766365: Amazon.com: Books
Video of speller, Gregory Tino, using letterboards to share his message: Gregory Tino on S2C or Spelling to Communicate - YouTube
Video of an unreliable speaker using S2C to explain how his speech does not represent his true thoughts: https://fb.watch/ip9uVfITyH/
Frequently asked questions about S2C: FAQs – Growing Kids Therapy Center
Web page with additional information: Spelling to Communicate | S2C | I-ASC
Recent Research: Eye-tracking reveals agency in assisted autistic communication | Scientific Reports (nature.com)
Non-speaker (types to communicate) presents at the American Speech, Language, & Hearing Association's Annual Conference 2022: SLPs as AAC Gatekeepers | CommunicationFIRST