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Fri August 9, 2013

CHAT Camp Helps Non-Verbal Kids Connect

Graham Tresness celebrates the first-ever CHAT Camp.
Credit Maria Catanzarite, WAER News

The Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University brought together five area children to take part in a week-long camp for kids who chat a bit differently. Everyone has a voice—some just use the touch of a screen. 

Today was the final day of the first-ever CHAT camp, or also known as the camp of “communicative hope through assistive technology.” Speech and language pathologist Beth Tollar thinks kids with unique ways of speaking need to know they aren’t alone.

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