Beyond Words: Why Some Autistic People Are Non-Speaking (S6E43) -

Beyond Words: Why Some Autistic People Are Non-Speaking (S6E43)

In this enlightening episode, we journey into the realm of non-speaking autism, understanding the reasons behind why some individuals on the spectrum may not communicate verbally. We dismantle common misconceptions surrounding non-speaking autism and shed light on alternative communication methods like Spelling to Communicate (S2C). Discover how to better support and connect with those who experience life beyond words.

Guest Expert:

Samantha Fox, MA, CCC-SLP, S2C Practitioner

Samantha is a Kent State University alumnus with a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She’s dedicated her career to working with non-speaking, minimally speaking, and unreliably speaking individuals on the autism spectrum. As a registered Spelling to Communicate (S2C) Practitioner, she pioneers in tailoring therapy to each individual’s needs. Samantha founded Beyond Speech Therapy Center in Munroe Falls, Ohio, envisioning a practice that wholeheartedly presumes competence in all patients, irrespective of their diagnosis or test scores.

Hosted by Rob Gorski:

Rob Gorski, a devoted single father to three incredible autistic sons, is the Founder and CEO of The Autism Dad, LLC. As a multi-award-winning blogger, podcaster, content creator, and influential social media figure for over a decade, Rob continues to share his family’s journey, providing insights, resources, and support to the autism community.

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Join us as we explore the nuances of non-speaking autism and empower ourselves with the knowledge to foster a more inclusive and understanding environment for all.

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