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Part Time AAC Use: What Does It Mean and Why Does It Matter?

January 17, 2024

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. EST


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Presented by: Alyssa Hillary Zisk, Ph.D


About the presenter:

Dr. Zisk is the AAC Research team lead at AssistiveWare. They are an Autistic part-time AAC user, using a variety of text-based tools. Alyssa does AAC research, some of which is related to their own AAC use and needs and some of which is not. They completed their PhD Interdisciplinary Neuroscience in May 2021, working on brain-computer interfaces for people with ALS. Alyssa is also one of the moderators of the Facebook group, Ask Me, I’m an AAC User.

Seminar description: 

During this presentation, Dr. Zisk will define intermittent, unreliable, and insufficient speech, along with part-time AAC use. They will provide examples of these types of speech, including from their own experiences as a mostly speaking Autistic adult, and explain their importance in the context of autistic communication. They will share how part-time AAC use can support people with these speech experiences. Finally, Alyssa will discuss AAC research as a form of self-advocacy.

Moderated by: Sharon Redmon


Participants will be able to:

  1. Define the terms intermittent, unreliable, and insufficient.
  2. Describe examples of how intermittent, unreliable, and insufficient speech can affect communication.
  3. Describe the benefits of AAC supports for people who experience any of these types of speech.


Time ordered agenda: 

5 minutes: Introduction of Speakers, USSAAC and topic

5 minutes: Terms & definitions: Intermittent, unreliable & insufficient speech; part-time AAC use

10 minutes: Examples of these types of speech

10 minutes: Audience examples and discussion

10 minutes: How part-time AAC use helps with these communication needs

10 minutes: AAC research as self-advocacy

5 minutes: Float time 5 minutes: Q & A


SLPs who are USSAAC/ISAAC members may have their participation in this webinar reported for ASHA CEUs at no charge. Non-members must pay a $25 reporting fee.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level; Professional area).

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) CEUs in speech-language pathology and audiology are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the CEU Participant Form from the ASHA Approved CE Provider, USSAAC. CEU Participant Forms are available online at Registration. ASHA CEUs are provided to full registrations. This program is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

ASHA Disclosures:



Alyssa Hillary Zisk is paid by AssistiveWare as their AAC Research Team Lead.


Alyssa Hillary Zisk is on the editorial board for Ought: The Journal of Autistic Culture, the admin team for “Ask Me, I’m an AAC User,” and the advisory council of CommunicationFIRST.



Sharon Redmon has no financial disclosures to report.


Sharon Redmon serves on the Education Committee of USSAAC.


Register for this webinar: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XPMHAgaaRimjDP33yrUhUg

Please note: Only the first 150 attendees to log into the webinar will be guaranteed spots.

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Mili Mathew, Wendy Quach, Sharon Redmon




Information about ISAAC webinars

ISAAC has, over the course of the past number of years, developed a significant capacity to host informative and well-attended webinars. This has been done in close collaboration with our friends and partners at both ISAAC-US (USSAAC), AAIDD and, more recently, ISAAC-Canada.

Important Update:

Beginning in January 2021, the majority of archived webinars will be moved to a new location in the Members Only area portion of our website.  (A number of webinars will continue to be publicly available here.)

What this change means is that now only members will be able to access the majority of our archived webinar recordings.

Registration for the majority of upcoming new webinars will be available from within the Members Only area, and a valid ISAAC member ID number will need to be entered at time of registration.

It is our hope that many of the people who have benefited from attending or viewing our webinars will become members of ISAAC in order to continue to enjoy this significant membership benefit. 

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Thank you!


Information on ASHA CEUs for USSAAC webinars can be found on the USSAAC website, here

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