Spelling to Communicate (S2C) is a teaching modality focused on non-speaking or non-reliable speaking individuals with autism or other individuals with motor planning challenges.
Benefits of Spelling to Communicate
age appropriate lessons
A typical S2C session starts with an age-appropriate lesson and encourages, with prompts, purposeful pointing to letters on a variety of letterboards beginning with large, 9-letter stencil boards and advancing to a 26-letter laminate board to express knowledge, thoughts and emotions.
Specialized solutions for unique learning styles
Once the student is able to build a solid foundation of accurate spelling and communication, they are introduced to new skills like independent keyboarding, handwriting, and vocalized spelling. The ultimate goal of S2C is to help the student strengthen neural pathways in an attempt to greatly improve motor planning and fine, motor control.
S2C starts with presuming competence or believing that all individuals have the ability to learn and communicate regardless of their perceived limitations. By presuming competence, we embrace the student's cognitive function and focus on purposeful, motor movements.
I will work closely with the client and family in order to provide age and interest appropriate lessons specifically geared toward each individual.