WHAT IS AAC?
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) includes all forms of communication (other than oral speech) that are used to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas. We all use AAC when we make facial expressions or gestures, use symbols or pictures, or write.
USEFUL AAC INFO
USSAAC relies on the support of its members to sustain the organization. Benefits include:
Free access to the USSAAC webinar series with free ASHA CEUs
Priority as guest author on the SpeakUP blog
Discounts to the biennial ISAAC conference and the annual ATIA conference
Message Banking: Did you watch any of the old Star Trek TV shows, spending an occasional hour with Captain Kirk, Picard, Sisko or Janeway? Do you think you’d recognize the voice of the computer?
Achieving Goals for Independence: Having a stable income and minimizing dependence on governmental assistance are some core goals of mine; so far, I have achieved these goals.
Labor Day weekend is over, schools are back in session, and SpeakUP is back – with a new look. Today we are excited to welcome a guest post from Vicki Clarke about AAC in English as a second language (ESL) learners.
“USSAAC is a great group working hard for our community.” -Kevin Williams