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Personal Emergency Profile Now Available!

Personal Emergency Profile Now Available!

The Personal Emergency Profile, an important safety tool, is downloadable, printable, shareable, and useable for adults, caregivers, first responders and the general public. The Profile is also symbol-supported for access by individuals with language and learning challenges. The single-sheet, printable, safety tool includes a SymbolStix® communication support on the bottom to facilitate communication with individuals before, during, and after crisis situations.…

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Unique Learning System-A Complete Reading Program

Unique Learning System® (ULS) has been a cornerstone in classrooms for students with complex needs since its inception. With six grade bands of content and differentiation within those bands, the volume and quality are unparalleled. Now, ULS includes all vital components of a reading program in each grade band from preschool through transition.…

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Crisis Intervention Considerations with Young Children & the Many Uses of Symbols

Crisis Intervention Considerations with Young Children & the Many Uses of Symbols

Educators are facing greater challenges than they ever have in the past related to this population, and numbers of significant crisis incidents with this population are on the rise. There is a hunger for solutions and preventive strategies that are effective. The primary goal of this article is to help staff organize their thinking about preschooler behaviors and developmentally appropriate intervention strategies using CPI’s Crisis Development ModelSM – exploring where symbols and visual supports can be extremely useful in those efforts.…

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Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Talk Like A Pirate Day!

September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. If you don’t already know this, Talk Like a Pirate Day started as a joke-a parodic holiday on which everyone would emphasize the R sound and talk like a pirate. Created by two men from Oregon, John Baur and Mark Summers, the day was not meant to celebrate pirates or ruin the speech patterns of children, but to simply have fun!…

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Tragedy in Orlando

Tragedy in Orlando

For some assistance explaining and discussing the tragedy in Orlando, download the Breaking News article: Tragedy in Orlando. The world mourns with #Orlando © Copyright 2016 n2y, LLC. All Rights…

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Presume Competence! Q & A Interview

Presume Competence! Q & A Interview

I am the Director of Training. It is my responsibility to educate teachers and school district personnel about n2y solutions and preferred practices for implementation. I consider myself an advocate for the students and for the educators in achieving the best outcomes over time. The ultimate goal is to provide teachers with quality materials so they can engage all students allowing them to be as independent as possible while engaging in meaningful tasks.…

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What Do History and Research Say About Symbols?

What Do History and Research Say About Symbols?

It’s likely that most people would agree with the statement that the one of the core purposes of education is to develop students with the abilities to understand and respond to information. Students arrive in our schools and classrooms with disparate skills and abilities, different social experiences, dissimilar instruction, and other discordant factors, but educators and therapists are called upon to fulfill the core purposes of education.…

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Collaboration in the Classroom

Collaboration in the Classroom

Collaboration in the Classroomby Scott Marfilius, MA, Curriculum & InstructionMarch 2016 “Being a team player” is a phrase that is used in sports, business and education. Here are some general steps,…

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Working with Students with Complex Needs

Working with Students with Complex Needs

Working with Students with Complex Needsby Jacquie Clark, MA, CCC-SLPFebruary 2016 We work with so many talented and creative people in the field of education, speech language pathology and assistive…

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Students with Communication Challenges

Students with Communication Challenges

Unique Learning System®, News-2-You® and Students with Communication Challenges Guest Blog By Elisa BarhoumAssistive Technology Consultant, Saltillo CorporationFebruary 2016As an Assistive Technology…

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