Finding Your Voice Through Augmentative and Alternative Communication with Lydia Dawley
Today Mai Ling sits down for a chat with Lydia Dawley, CEO of AAC consultation agency Click. Speak. Connect. Lydia has Mixed Cerebral Palsy, is a wheelchair user, and an AAC user so she brings her unique experiences and perspectives to the table. Listen in as she shares her journey and her passion for helping others with AAC devices reach their fullest potential in communication.
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My name is Lydia Dawley. I’m from Decorah, Iowa. Recently I graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Whitewater, WI. with my bachelors. This spring, I’m starting a grad school to be an Assistive Technology Specialist at Northern Arizona University. I’m the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Click. Speak. Connect I consult with Speech-Language Pathologists, teachers, parents and clients in access methods, faster access, device experiences in order to help with learning new apps, language skills related to augmentative communication as I have used Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) all my life. Also, I do zoom sessions with children who talk with communication devices. We practice social skills with the goal to improve their confidence with their communication devices.