Bilingual AAC Resources for Promote Family Buy-in

Rui Hernandez, MA, CCC-SLP

It is crucial to capitalize on the home language foundations of our AAC users to facilitate dual language development. We know this leads to access and engagement in ALL environments. By incorporating the home language into intervention planning, family buy-in increases. This is critical to AAC intervention to avoid isolation at home and in cultural communities. Supporting bilingual families can be challenging particularly when there is a provider-client language mismatch. SLPs need to be creative in using available resources to meet the AAC user’s needs. This article includes resources to for SLPs and parents to support bilingual AAC users and their language development journey. 

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ArSHA | 2023 Honors and Awards Recipients

ArSHA is proud to announce the following 2023 Honors and Awards recipients: Honors of the Association Jennifer A. Casteix, MS, CCC-SLP The Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship Abbie White, BS The Marilyn Moline Mentorship Award Judith B. King, PhD, CCC-SLP The Sandra Turek Award for Outstanding Leadership Sarah Dachtyl, PhD, CCC-SLP The James Case Student Clinical

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AAC Evaluation Process Updates

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Happy AAC Awareness Month! We as the ArSHA AAC Committee have created several resources to help ease the process of referring your clients and students for an AAC device. Under the Resources Tab on the ArSHA website, you will find a new AAC Referral Flow Chart for clients who receive DDD/ALTCS services, who also have

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The Benefits of Membership

The Benefits of ArSHA Membership ArSHA is the Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association. It is the professional association of more than 500 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech-language pathology assistants in Arizona. We advocate at the state level and are involved at the national level, too, through our STAR and StAMP representatives. Our goal is for Arizona to

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Enter ArSHA’s BHSM Design Contest!

 The Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ArSHA) is sponsoring a design contest to celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month this May. Our theme for the contest is “The Power of Communication.” The winning design will be featured in our store ( and may be used for future promotional items.  The winner will receive a free shirt and

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Got Skin in the Game?

  Dear Arizona Audiologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, and SLP Assistants; We’ve Got Skin in the Game! Having skin in the game is an expression used to convey at least a couple meanings. In business, it is when high-ranking insiders of an organization increase their personal risk by investing some of their own funds back into the

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