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Why do we do what we do?


Because so many teachers, specialists, and parents feel  overwhelmed by technology in education! Every week we - Lucas Steuber, Rachel Madel, and Chris Bugaj, all decorated Speech-Language Pathologists - answer your questions, discuss relevant research and give you updates on the latest and greatest in augmentative and alternative communication, assistive tech and education apps that you can start using in the classroom.

Interviews with industry thought-leaders, clinicians, parents, researchers and app developers keep us on the pulse of technology that is helping students be more engaged in the learning process.

Why Patreon?

Because we refuse to take advertising money from companies that require "pay for play" or veto power / placement over content that could change, or even save, a child's life. There are ethical ways to do some advertising, but not easily without compromising our mission, which is - first of all - providing unfettered access to the science. For that reason, we're counting on you. It can be a dollar. It can be five dollars. Heck, it can be ten dollars recurring, but please - please help us save this bastion of rationality.

Visualize a parent with a new diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in their loved one - and imagine what they'd find. Our mission, maybe our only mission, is to shed back a bit of that horror - that darkness - and share information that is evidence-based, efficacious, and couched with a bit of humor to dull what can otherwise be a punishing world. Take a moment to help us shed some light; this is our life's work and to do it ethically means either to ask for donations or to starve.

Please see our contribution reward system for more details - yes, there's something in it for you - but more than that, there's something in it for them - the parents, the families, the children - and help us all rest easily tonight knowing that for at least one more day we're able to do the work that I firmly believe we were all destined to do.

Thank you so much in advance, and check out iTunes or tech.speechscience.org if you'd like to explore our work -

- Lucas Steuber
MA Applied Linguistics, MS CCC/SLP
[email protected]

Tiers
Our Enternal Gratitude
$1 or more per month
Gratitude is great, right? $1 a month from enough people will keep our web hosting and bandwidth at bay, particularly as it comes to the podcasting.
Our Eternal PUBLIC Gratitude
$5 or more per month
You, sir or lady, are a conisseur of science. Not only will you receive our gratitude, your name will be on a special page of sponsors on the site AND we'd like you to invite us to contact us at any time with technical or academic questions that you'd like us to look into for you.
An Extra Large Gratitude with a Side Helping of Bonus Content
$10 or more per month
At this tier you receive the benefits below AND access to our Patreon-only audio/video feed, which often contains live content, additional material from celebrity and academic interviews, and much more. Not only that, you'll receive a FREE month's subscription to The Informed SLP
Gratitude with a side of all of the above and a personal shoutout on air!
$20 or more per month
At 20 a month you'll be featured online, have an open door for technical or scientific questions from any of our podcasts hosts, AND get a shoutout on air on both our Sunday live and our Tuesday normal broadcast. Also - as above - you'll receive a FREE month's subscription to The Informed SLP
An almost overwhelming level of gratitude
$50 or more per month
At this point, you generous soul, you'll be invited on one of our three podcasts to co-host - in addition to all of the benefits below - AND, if you choose, Lucas will call in and record your answering machine message with whatever you want it to say. Also - once again - you'll receive a FREE month's subscription to The Informed SLP
The Ultimate Gift
$500 or more per month
If you're choosing this, I'm not sure if you really even care about everything below - although if you want it, you can have it. What you get here is a guarantee from all of us that every single month you will fund either an augmentative communication device, a full swallowing/dysphagia study, or $500 of therapy for a student in need. This level of generosity is rare - in my experience unprecedented - but if you're that person, know that there's a special place waiting whenever your own time of need comes. And, of course, you'll receive a free month's subscription to The Informed SLP
Goals
11 of 50 patrons
When we have 50 patrons we'll be able to hire a full-time audio editor so that we aren't all exhausting ourselves doing this in addition to our grueling day jobs.
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Why do we do what we do?


Because so many teachers, specialists, and parents feel  overwhelmed by technology in education! Every week we - Lucas Steuber, Rachel Madel, and Chris Bugaj, all decorated Speech-Language Pathologists - answer your questions, discuss relevant research and give you updates on the latest and greatest in augmentative and alternative communication, assistive tech and education apps that you can start using in the classroom.

Interviews with industry thought-leaders, clinicians, parents, researchers and app developers keep us on the pulse of technology that is helping students be more engaged in the learning process.

Why Patreon?

Because we refuse to take advertising money from companies that require "pay for play" or veto power / placement over content that could change, or even save, a child's life. There are ethical ways to do some advertising, but not easily without compromising our mission, which is - first of all - providing unfettered access to the science. For that reason, we're counting on you. It can be a dollar. It can be five dollars. Heck, it can be ten dollars recurring, but please - please help us save this bastion of rationality.

Visualize a parent with a new diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in their loved one - and imagine what they'd find. Our mission, maybe our only mission, is to shed back a bit of that horror - that darkness - and share information that is evidence-based, efficacious, and couched with a bit of humor to dull what can otherwise be a punishing world. Take a moment to help us shed some light; this is our life's work and to do it ethically means either to ask for donations or to starve.

Please see our contribution reward system for more details - yes, there's something in it for you - but more than that, there's something in it for them - the parents, the families, the children - and help us all rest easily tonight knowing that for at least one more day we're able to do the work that I firmly believe we were all destined to do.

Thank you so much in advance, and check out iTunes or tech.speechscience.org if you'd like to explore our work -

- Lucas Steuber
MA Applied Linguistics, MS CCC/SLP
[email protected]

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Tiers
Our Enternal Gratitude
$1 or more per month
Gratitude is great, right? $1 a month from enough people will keep our web hosting and bandwidth at bay, particularly as it comes to the podcasting.
Our Eternal PUBLIC Gratitude
$5 or more per month
You, sir or lady, are a conisseur of science. Not only will you receive our gratitude, your name will be on a special page of sponsors on the site AND we'd like you to invite us to contact us at any time with technical or academic questions that you'd like us to look into for you.
An Extra Large Gratitude with a Side Helping of Bonus Content
$10 or more per month
At this tier you receive the benefits below AND access to our Patreon-only audio/video feed, which often contains live content, additional material from celebrity and academic interviews, and much more. Not only that, you'll receive a FREE month's subscription to The Informed SLP
Gratitude with a side of all of the above and a personal shoutout on air!
$20 or more per month
At 20 a month you'll be featured online, have an open door for technical or scientific questions from any of our podcasts hosts, AND get a shoutout on air on both our Sunday live and our Tuesday normal broadcast. Also - as above - you'll receive a FREE month's subscription to The Informed SLP
An almost overwhelming level of gratitude
$50 or more per month
At this point, you generous soul, you'll be invited on one of our three podcasts to co-host - in addition to all of the benefits below - AND, if you choose, Lucas will call in and record your answering machine message with whatever you want it to say. Also - once again - you'll receive a FREE month's subscription to The Informed SLP
The Ultimate Gift
$500 or more per month
If you're choosing this, I'm not sure if you really even care about everything below - although if you want it, you can have it. What you get here is a guarantee from all of us that every single month you will fund either an augmentative communication device, a full swallowing/dysphagia study, or $500 of therapy for a student in need. This level of generosity is rare - in my experience unprecedented - but if you're that person, know that there's a special place waiting whenever your own time of need comes. And, of course, you'll receive a free month's subscription to The Informed SLP