31
May
2021
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Spotlight on Carol Edley

Summary

As a speech language pathologist, it just makes sense that communication is so important to Carol Edley. But it goes beyond using the latest Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) technology.

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As a speech language pathologist, it just makes sense that communication is so important to Carol Edley. But it goes beyond using the latest Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) technology.

"The technology, like eye gaze, is a fantastic tool, but establishing strong, basic communication is essential for the child and the parents," Carol said.

Such a conclusion isn't arrived at quickly. Over the course of her 47 years in the world of speech therapy, Carol has employed many tried-and-true therapy methods that are still just as important as technology, such as sign language, gestures, body language and pictures. She said with a smile, "These are the 'alternative' part of AAC."

But Carol has seen the technology blossom, especially the last couple of decades, to allow for even greater strides.

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