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Dr. E's Highway to Health Show Episode 31

Expert Interview
Highway to Health: Ep 31 - Susan Berkowitz

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In this episode, Dr E is joined by Susan Berkowitz, a speech-language pathologist specializing in augmentative-alternative communication (AAC)

They talk about how inclusive societies must strive to help those with limited verbal skills communicate and how the everyday person can help in this endeavor by raising awareness.

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Actionable Steps:

  1. Use routines whenever teaching language to children. Always use the same words for the same activity. For instance, always say: “brush your teeth” instead of sometimes saying that and some other times saying “wash your mouth”, “clean your teeth”, etc.
  2. Give them lots of reasons to communicate. Don’t try to always anticipate their needs.
  3. But don’t “test them”. Avoid forcing them to name something or to repeat something. That causes stress and, in their mind, links questions to stress.

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Our Guest for this Episode:

Susan Berkowitz

Speech-Language Pathologist

Susan Berkowitz is a speech language pathologist, working primarily with augmentative-alternative communication.

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