Communication technology helps disabled students

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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — So many of us take our ability to express ourselves for granted. This can be incredibly challenging for those with certain special needs, but there are great strides being made to help them communicate.

At Wildwood School in Schenectady, a new technology that helps to bridge the communication gap is becoming more accessible. “For our students who—their greatest struggle is communication—there is a way to help them all day, every day,” says Katelyn Farrell, the lead speech and language therapist.

The students are taking advantage of AAC, or augmentative and alternative communication, a system that encompasses all types of communication aides to meet each student at their level.

One student benefitting greatly is a 9-year-old with Down syndrome….

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