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“Tools of the Trade” Blogger Offers Insight Into Augmentative Communication

“Tools of the Trade,” an online blog written by Advancing Opportunities’ Assistive Technology Department, offers an ongoing web-based, discussion of assistive technology topics. Jeanette Van Houten recently wrote, “My Personal Experience Living Life Silently,” which chronicles her own experiences in struggling to communicate when a short-term illness impairs her ability to speak. This blog entry offers insight into the world of many individuals with disabilities that affect their abilities to communicate verbally. Ms. Van Houten also provides an account of her experience in using forms of alternative communication and the impact of technology on communication.

For the entire blog entry: “My Personal Experience Living Life Silently”

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