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Using the Communication Matrix Creatively

Happy Thanksgiving USSAAC members and guests.  Today we are thankful for today’s guest author, Karen Natoci, who shares her ideas about using the Communication Matrix creatively to guide communication...


“Inspire, Don’t Require”: How Partner-Augmented Input Taught my Son the Power of Communication

Today we are privileged to share post guest-authored by a new speech-language pathologist and parent of a child who uses AAC, Brianne Bolin.  She shares her firsthand AAC perspective...


Get With The Program(ming)!

AAC Awareness Month has ended but SpeakUP will still continue providing thought-provoking posts. We are excited to share today’s innovative guest post by Chris Bugaj.  Computer programming is becoming...


Our Journey Toward Effective AAC Implementation Using a Job Embedded Learning Model

Today we are pleased to welcome the Oakland Schools AAC Team to share their expertise around providing instruction to classroom staff to help staff integrate AAC  throughout the school...


AAC and English as a Second Language Learners: Part II

Today we are pleased to welcome back Vicki Clarke for Part II of a her series on AAC in English as a Second Language learners (ESL). —– In Part...


Hey, Is There an App for That?

We are honored to have today’s guest author share his wisdom and years of experience with SpeakUP readers.  Michael Williams has been President of USSAAC, a member of the ISAAC...


Words are Power

AAC Awareness Month continues and, as always, we strive to share posts from all AAC stakeholders, including people who use AAC and their families.  Today we are thrilled to...


October is AAC Awareness Month

October is International AAC Awareness Month, however USSAAC’s AAC Awareness Committee has been busy planning all year.  The committee has developed some fabulous resources which we are pleased to...


AACcess ALL Areas

Today we are pleased to welcome Yoosun Chung, USSAAC’s past Vice President, People Who Use AAC and their Families, to share her thoughts on this summer’s International Society for...


AAC and English as a Second Language (ESL)

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...


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