Spelling to Communicate

What is Spelling to Communicate?

Spelling to Communicate (S2C) teaches individuals with motor challenges the purposeful motor skills necessary to point to letters to spell as an alternative means of communication (AAC). The goal is to achieve synchrony between the brain and body.

It was developed by Elizabeth Vosseller, Virginia, USA. Nicola Sowah brought this method to South Africa in 2017 when Elizabeth Vosseller came to host the very first African workshop.

Nicola Sowah is also the director of the non-profit organization, Spelling to Communicate South Africa, NPC, and the first registered S2C practitioner in Africa.

We offer 1:1 sessions to help our students become fluent in S2C. We also frequently host groups where they get the opportunity to communicate with each other and have some fun!

It is essential that our students learn to use this methodology outside of the therapy room. We are stationed at the premises of The Sisu Hub, a tranquil school on a farm-like setting which is founded on the principals of S2C. We frequently help their students with communication in the classroom.

We also engage in a lot of parent, family and caregiver coaching. Family and caregiver coaching can take place face-to-face or online. We have several clients who visit us from out of town to come for intensive coaching. We also have families who make use of our online sessions to improve their skill with the students using this methodology. Please feel free to contact us to discuss how we can best assist you and your family.

Who benefits from S2C?

Non-, minimally- and unreliably-speaking Autistic individuals and other students with similar sensory and motor differences. We will happily conduct an initial intake session to determine if your student will benefit from this methodology, of if they are better suited to traditional speech and language intervention.

From the ashes I rise, like a phoenix my words will fly.

Zekwande Mathenjwa


I am like a prisoner whose jail has been demolished by communication.

Deepak George


I am happy to be me today. I am in a place where I feel smart. I love to be seen as competent.

Tholu Zulu


I love how spelling gives me freedom. Life is more interesting since I’ve been spelling.

Michael Cubbin

Western Cape

My speech is my Achilles heel, my spelling is my Hercules.

Adarsh George


Only words can move my mountain

Deepak George