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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 Rolling…


My AAC Family

5 Jun 2018 — SpeakUp Editor Today we are pleased to welcome Rebecca Sobolevsky to share her firsthand perspective about how becoming a parent to a child using AAC has…


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 Transitioning…


It Takes a Village: The Importance of an AAC Community

20 May 2018 — SpeakUp Editor USSAAC’s members are diverse and include augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) researchers, device manufacturers, therapists, teachers, families of individuals using AAC, and people who…


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 (NJC)…


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 post…


Wading into the Murky Waters of Transitioning between Speech Generating Devices: Part One – The Challenges

3 May 2018 — SpeakUp Editor May is Better Hearing & Speech Month and USSAAC is celebrating in the spirit of the “Communication for All” theme. SpeakUP will be sharing…


Letter to USSAAC Members in States Affected by Flooding

Dear USSAAC member, The USSAAC Board of Directions is reaching out to its members who reside in states currently being affected by recent/ongoing flooding. We hope you are doing okay…


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 has…


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 The…


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