An Open Letter to Health and Human Services & Texas Legislators

The authorization delays directly coincide with the time period in which the court issued an injunction to delay implementation of Rider 50, which would reduce payment for therapy providers. Thousands of children across the state are experiencing lapses of 3 weeks or greater, which, in turn, is undoubtedly saving the state a great deal of money. Continue reading

Making AAC Accessible For All

Sometimes concerns about accessibility cause families and therapists not to pursue use of electronic devices. A child’s deficits in motor, cognitive, visual, and/or hearing skills are seen as a barrier preventing use of an electronic device. Although limitations in multiple areas make accessing a device more challenging, there are multiple means of access that should be evaluated and trialed before determining that an electronic device is not a good option for your child. Continue reading