Tag Archive: communication

In the five years he’s been using his communication device, Gakeyce Kearney’s vocabulary has expanded exponentially. He’s grown from being able to say four pre-set phrases to being able to answer questions when he chats with friends. What’s most impressive, though, is that this engaging 10-year-old does it all using his eyes. Gakeyce has cerebral palsy, which affects his ability to control certain muscles and to form words. The effects... View Article

Apr 24 2018

Imagine being unable to communicate with those around you. While illness, injury and congenital conditions make this a reality for some, our assistive technology team dedicates their life’s work to helping them overcome it. The team’s commitment and passion for what they do has earned them the 7th Annual McLean Yoder Award for Professional Excellence, which honors those who support the communication needs of people with severe disabilities. Communication support... View Article

Aug 24 2017

The start of a new year is a natural time to renew – or start – healthy habits, and here’s one that affects many aspects of a child’s life: positive parent-child communication. How adults interact with children is so important in showing children they matter and are loved. Teaching children they are cared for and appreciated builds self-esteem and self-confidence, helps children learn to love themselves and others, and makes... View Article

Jan 18 2016

The start of a new year is a natural time to renew – or start – healthy habits, and here’s one that affects many aspects of a child’s life: positive parent-child communication. How adults interact with children is so important in showing children they matter and are loved. Teaching children they are cared for and appreciated builds self-esteem and self-confidence, helps children learn to love themselves and others, and makes... View Article

Jan 18 2016

From buying new pencils and clothes to packing healthy lunches, much time and energy is spent making sure children are physically prepared for a new school year. However, it is equally important to take the time to ensure children are emotionally prepared as well. Children need to feel safe and emotionally content in school in order to be academically successful. As parents, you can be their strongest advocate to ensure... View Article

Sep 14 2015