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Every Move Counts, Clicks & Chats

Strategies for identifying interests and abilities on which functional communication (COUNTS) and appropriate AT tools and strategies can be developed (CLICKS and CHATS) for individuals.

Every Move Counts, Clicks and Chats: A sensory-based approach to communication and Assistive Technology – Beta Self-Paced

Developed for professionals and families, gives strategies for identifying interests and abilities on which functional communication (COUNTS) and appropriate assistive technology tools and strategies can be developed (CLICKS and CHATS)

More About Every Move Counts, Clicks & Chats

Many persons with significant physical, sensory-motor, communicative and developmental differences find the effort to communicate difficult. Only when we learn to recognize and consistently reinforce their communication will they find the effort worthwhile.

Every Move Counts represents the completion of a 33-month Innovative Research Grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health and funded through the National Institutes for the Neurologically and Communicatively Disordered.

Ninety-one children and 41 speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists and educators from seven different sites participated in the implementation and validation of the Every Move Counts approach. The original Every Move Counts manual has been updated and revised and is now Every Move Counts, Clicks and Chats (emc3). The work represents a synthesis of the research in the areas of communication, sensory integration, education, occupational therapy, and vision.

Target audience: SLP, OT, PT, educators, family, vision, diagnostician
This information is relevant to the needs of those individuals who are currently unable to communicate their wants and needs spontaneously in their environment, regardless of age or severity of physical and/or cognitive differences.