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Let’s CHAT about Hyperlexia: Written Schedules

Schedules are a staple of all therapy sessions, but are especially useful for hyperlexic learners (HxLs). Not only are they an effective tool during therapy, but they can be used to inspire positive transitions, increase the …

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Let’s CHAT about Hyperlexia: Written Supports

As the saying goes, “Write, write, write because [people] with hyperlexia will read, read, read” (Miller, 1993). There are many different ways we can structure our writing to connect with hyperlexic learners and support language growth!

The World has Lost a Ground-Breaking Pioneer: In Memory of Dr. Darold Treffert

Dr. Darold Treffert died unexpectedly on Monday, December 14th, 2020 at the age of 87.   Dr. Treffert’s compassion for children and their families continues to inspire all that knew him. He helped to re-shape how people viewed savants, autistic individuals, and hyperlexic learners …

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Matthew Rushin

As our country continues to amplify the injustice within our criminal legal system, CHAT uplifts youth with communication diagnoses who are funneled into this system—misunderstood, misdiagnosed, and wrongfully convicted. We stand in solidarity with …

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Choose CHAT on Giving Tuesday

What’s the saying? “Out of the mouth of babes?” Seven-year-old Jimmy took it to a whole new level with the help of a little technology. Please don’t try this at …

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Adolescent Language

Therapy ideas for targeting language in the adolescent population

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month! Please note that within this blog we are using the words Native and Indigenous, as is preferred by many Nations. However, individual Nations or people may have …

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Let’s CHAT about Hyperlexia: Gestalt Processing

Many Hyperlexic Learners are gestalt processors meaning they "learn in chunks." See how we can use gestalt processing and memory skills to shape echolalia into functional communication!

Dyslexia Awareness Month

October marks Dyslexia Awareness Month; yet for our CHAT team, empowering diverse learners is an ongoing commitment. While this month was only recently recognized by Congress in 2015, dyslexia affects …

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