AAC Strategies & Resources


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...


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...


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...


The Other AAC Frontier

17 Jul 2018 — SpeakUp Editor Today we are pleased to welcome Brian Whitmer to share his expertise regarding message banking. —– Did you watch any of the old...


Getting to the CORE of Communication: Part 2 – Top 5 Activities to Increase Core Vocabulary Use

19 Jun 2018 — SpeakUp Editor Last month we welcomed Kelly Key to share her guest post entitled, “Getting to the CORE of Communication: Part One – Tips for...


Wading into the Murky Waters of Transitioning between Speech Generating Devices: Part Two – First-hand Lessons

29 May 2018 — SpeakUp Editor We began Better Hearing and Speech month by welcoming Kathleen Post to share her guest post entitled, “Wading into the Murky Waters of...


Interprofessionalism: A Call to Something Different

14 May 2018 — SpeakUp Editor Today we are delighted to share a guest post by The National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities...


Getting to the CORE of Communication: Part One – Tips for Rolling Out a Core Vocabulary Initiative

9 May 2018 — SpeakUp Editor Today we are excited to share a post by Kelly Key of District 220 in Barrinton, Illinois. In this first of a two-part...


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