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Reaching for the Stars

Today we are pleased to share a piece by a dynamic college Sophomore, Hannah Foley.  In this post, she writes about her own personal AAC journey and how it...

What I Learned at Gap

Today we welcome Mike Hipple, USSAAC’s director of membership, to share his personal experience from this year’s Closing the Gap conference. —– I went to the 35th annual Closing...

Implementing AAC in Aphasia

AAC Awareness Month has officially ended, however SpeakUp will continue to share information and resources throughout the year in the spirit of USSAAC’s mission to promote the best possible...

Red Tape: The Hurdles I Face Trying to Obtain a Speech Generating Device

#AACAwarenessMonth is drawing to a close and the Dogers are in the World Series for the first time since 1988.  Today’s guest author, Sarah Morris, is a freelance writer...

Developing Prompt Awareness in the AAC Team

Today SpeakUp is pleased to welcome guest author, Rachael Langley.  Although prompting can be a useful teaching tool, it needs to be used thoughtfully to prevent prompt-dependency.  As Kathleen...

AAC in the Classroom: One Brother’s Inspiration

In today’s SpeakUp post, Janelle Hite shares the story of her son’s illuminating experience with AAC in the classroom and the powerful impact it had on their #AACFamily. —– Our...

How are YOU celebrating AAC Awareness Month?

Welcome USSAAC members and guests to our virtual SpeakUp publication, in blog format since July, 2017.  October is International #AACAwarenessMonth and USSAAC is celebrating! —– The AAC Awareness Committee,...

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