90 episodes

How do people with complex communication needs learn to use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)? Join speech-language pathologists (SLPs) Rachel and Chris as they answer your questions, discuss relevant research and give you updates on the latest and greatest developments in the field of AAC! Interviews with industry thought-leaders, clinicians, parents, researchers, users, and app developers help you stay up-to-date on the latest devices and apps, best practices for device selection and implementation, ideas for working with communication partners, and more!

Talking With Tech AAC Podcast Rachel Madel and Chris Bugaj

    • Education
    • 4.9, 125 Ratings

How do people with complex communication needs learn to use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)? Join speech-language pathologists (SLPs) Rachel and Chris as they answer your questions, discuss relevant research and give you updates on the latest and greatest developments in the field of AAC! Interviews with industry thought-leaders, clinicians, parents, researchers, users, and app developers help you stay up-to-date on the latest devices and apps, best practices for device selection and implementation, ideas for working with communication partners, and more!

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
125 Ratings

125 Ratings

Karen Fahey ,

Grateful Grad Student

How did I just now learn about this podcast?! I’ve been listening to the episodes for over a week now and I love everything I’m hearing!

I am a current CDS graduate student with a dual interest in communicative disorders and assistive technology. I feel that AAC and AT have incredible potential to improve the lives of SO many with communication disorders, but from my experience many SLP’s do not seem confident in their understanding of how best to incorporate these tools into their therapy.

I am currently enrolled in the AAC course for my graduate program, and I am disappointed to say that it is outdated and disorganized. If this were the only exposure I’d had to AAC, I too would feel ill equipped to assess and treat using AAC.

I am SO SO grateful for the current access to resources such as this for students like myself who are motivated to self educate, but who can’t necessarily afford to attend CEU events yet. Thank you!!

Sara kayyy ,

Thank you

Thank you for bringing awareness to AAC and talking about the so many topics that are swirling around it. I refer families, students and other colleagues here because you are such an easy listen

GiaSLP ,

Quality AAC resource

I’ve been procrastinating writing a review for a long time because it has been difficult for me to find the right words to truly express my gratitude for this podcast. I stumbled upon Talking with Tech unexpectedly, but it has changed my professional career and personal life in so many ways.

Rachel, Chris, and Lucas share real life experiences, research, and strategies that can be implemented immediately. They cover a wide variety of relevant topics, often interviewing AAC specialists, AAC users, teachers, and family members of AAC users who offer important perspectives to improve our daily practice. One of the best parts about it... they keep it real. I’ve laughed, cried, and yelled, “yes!” and “thank you!” in agreement to the findings and struggles they share.

Prior to the podcast, I felt lost and nervous about serving students with complex communication needs. Now, those are the sessions I look forward to most, and Talking with Tech has provided me with information and resources that have allowed me to feel confident enough to share my knowledge in order to educate families, staff, and fellow SLPs. This podcast helped lead me to developing a true passion and desire to specialize in AAC.

Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us. You have taught and inspired me, and in-turn many students, families, and educators, more than you’ll ever know!

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