Consider Communication

Full Day Events

Events in February–April 2019

Follow Up Video Talks

Events in February–May 2019

Consider Communication is promoting better communication for people who do not talk.

Consider Communication is a special project for those of us who support people with complex communication needs. We will share information and insights.

Consider Communication has several parts.

  • This April, we will hold 5 one-day learning sessions with direct support staff, families therapists and others in Pennsylvania. Speech-language pathologists with a passion for people with complex communication needs will lead these learning opportunities.
  • Everyone that joined the day-long session, can meet in smaller groups to discuss individual needs. We will meet in a video chat room. We will create a vision, ideas and plan for particular people we support.
  • In the coming days, important concepts will be posted on this website. Each concept will be in a module. These modules include:
    • Basics of communication,
    • Describing how does someone can communicate now,
    • Encouraging someone to communicate more,
    • Expanding the ways someone can communicate,
    • Resources and different options available to you and others.

Each person who completes the face-to-face session and the video talk will receive a Certificate of Completion.

We all communicate in many ways.

February 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

When we talk to someone, we use more than just words to send a message. We use our whole bodies. Our facial expressions, gestures, loudness, tone, and even our posture enhance the actual words that we say. We might use…

Communication is a human right.

January 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

What are Human Rights? Human rights are those things that we should have because we are alive. Everyone is entitled to these rights. Groups of people decide what they believe to be important. A group of people may be a…

Aided Communication

December 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Aided communication (aided comm) can be simple or complex. It might be as simple as writing with a pencil. It might be as complicated as an eye gaze activated computer. Both the “speaker” and the “listener” need to understand the…

Natural Communication

December 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Natural communication is the way most people exchange information. This happens without any technology, aids or tools. We use our mouth to talk and hands to sign. Gesturing is natural. Facial expressions, body posture, and movements are natural. Even how…

Behavior Communicates.

December 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

People’s actions always express something. There are many ways to communicate a message. We all use our behavior to communicate. Have you ever been angry and slammed a door? Been excited and jumped up and down? What about when you…

What is AT?

December 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Technology for most people is ‘generic technology’. People all use some kind of technology or tools. Telephones, door locks, lamps, and computers all are generic technology. ‘Assistive technology’ (AT) are tools used by people with disabilities. AT is often created…

This project is made possible through a collaboration of Pennsylvania's Office of Developmental Programs and the Institute on Disabilities @ Temple University.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Voice: 800-204-7428
TTY: 1-215-204-1805
Email: atinfo@temple.edu

Developed by:

Kim Singleton, MS, CCC-SLP
kim.singleton@temple.edu

Kathryn Helland, MS, CCC-SLP
Kathryn.Helland@temple.edu

Kathy Beatty, MS, CCC-SLP

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