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“OWL” in for Language!

Use the acronym “O.W.L” (from the Hanen Centre) to let your child lead in communication interactions. First, Observe: Notice what your child is looking at or what he/she is interested in.  Next, Wait: Give your child some space to start an interaction or respond to you.  Lean forward and look expectantly!  Last, Listen: Pay close attention to all words and sounds.  OWL to open up opportunities for communication! If you want to learn more, contact Cogwheel Clinic today! Email us at contact@cogwheelclinic.com or give us a call at (425)-748-7000.

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It is important for everyone to have a voice

For communicators who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication, speech output is typically either prerecorded or fed through a voice synthesizer that sometimes sounds generic.  However, pioneers at “VocaliD” are using speech science technology and the power of crowdsourcing to help shape vocal identities and evolve digital voices.  Want to donate the qualities of your voice to the “Voicebank”? All you need is a computer with internet connection and a built in microphone, then head on over to www.vocalid.co/voicebank . Want to learn more? Contact Cogwheel Clinic today! Reach us by email at contact@cogwheelclinic.com or by phone at (425)-748-7000.

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