17 12, 2020

Lending Library Brings a Voice to Transition Student

2020-12-17T11:27:59-05:00December 17th, 2020|AT Success Stories|

by EASTCONN’s Ann Bedard, M.S., CCC-SLP, Assistive Technology Specialist/ Speech-Language Pathologist The TouchChat app was recently trialed through EASTCONN’s AT Lending Library by Chris, a transition-age student with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Several AAC options were ruled-out prior to Chris’s device trials, after matching specific software design features to his abilities and needs. For example, Chris had [...]

7 08, 2020

“Alexa, Can You Help Me Access My Environment”

2020-08-07T10:13:56-04:00August 7th, 2020|AT Success Stories|

Written by JoAnne Lambert, M.S. CCC/SLP, EASTCONN Accessibility. Independence.  Important for all, but especially important for individuals with disabilities who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).  Through a grant obtained by the Eastford School District, two Amazon Alexa Smart Speakers were purchased for use by a student who uses an AAC device to aid in [...]

23 06, 2020

AT Legend Carolann Cormier Will Retire

2020-06-25T12:34:09-04:00June 23rd, 2020|AT Success Stories|

Written by Nicole Natale, MS, CCC-SLP, ATP, Senior Education Specialist, CREC Resource Group For the past 36+ years, Carolann Cormier has worked as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) and an expert in assistive technology (AT) and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) throughout the state of Connecticut. Since 1995, Carolann’s career has spanned many different work environments, [...]

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