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AAC in Nursing Facilities: Is it Covered? 

Speech therapists (SLPs) have questions about coverage for augmentative and alternative communication devices in nursing homes. There is a lot of confusion about who covers what and where it is covered. Let’s dive in.   How Do We Define Nursing Facilities?   These types of facilities may…
Poster with different terms for people who don't speak

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Today marks the 28th International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The United Nations’ work in this area is predicated on the idea that “all human rights are universal, indivisible, interdependent and interrelated ” (Vienna Declaration, 1993). None of this can hope…
AAC speech bar with message: I should be seen and heard. African American symbol Stix.

AAC Awareness Month: Diversity, Access, and Representation

This year, October feels especially important. The US is getting ready for the presidential election and people with disabilities are looking for ways to vote safely during a pandemic. We continue to grapple with the challenges posed by racial inequity.…
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AAC and Emergency Preparation: Disasters During the Pandemic

Hurricanes, wildfires, and earthquakes, oh my. Emergency Preparation has usually been focused on disasters that cause people to leave their homes and seek shelter. However, “E Prep” too often leaves out people with disabilities.  Shelters may not be accessible, and…