Do you want to become an AAC Clinician?

Stop sifting through mountains of information and start building the skills you need to provide the best care for your AAC user. Join The AAC School today and discover the support and empowerment you need to become the best AAC Clinician you can be.

Transform Your Future - Become an AAC Specialist!

Are you looking to unlock your full potential as an SLP?

We understand the challenges many non-speaking children face in our world and want to equip you with the tools to change their lives for the better. We know that it's not easy, but feel that speech-language pathologists are in a unique position to provide these children with the power of communication

Join us at The AAC School and gain access to our comprehensive 12 Module program, an exciting AAC community, and 1:1 coaching that will give you the skills and confidence you need to become an AAC Specialist.

Start transforming lives today!

Save Time

Are you feeling overwhelmed with the amount of information out there about AAC?

The AAC School wants to help make your job easier.

We have created a one-stop shop for clinicians who are looking for evidence-based, reliable information about AAC.

We provide a platform to simplify and shorten the learning curve, reducing the time you need to search for relevant content.

The AAC School is proud to announce our 12-module certification course that provides you with all the expertise and resources needed to become an AAC specialist

Through our comprehensive training, you can make a real difference in the lives of children and their families by helping them unlock their unique voices.  

Start navigating through your AAC journey confidently with The AAC School!

Improve Your Clinical Skills

Change Lives by Becoming an AAC Specialist

The AAC School has developed an exclusive and comprehensive training course to transform you into an AAC Specialist.

Our 12-module program will give you the skills and knowledge to assist non-speaking children with communication challenges.

Not only do you get the benefit of learning how to help children, but you can also add practical knowledge and credentials to your resume, making yourself a more marketable and valuable employee on any team.

Start mastering your new skill today—enroll in The AAC School's 12-module program now!

Increase Accessibility for Non-Speaking Children

As SLPs, we are passionate about helping individuals with communication difficulties reach their full potential.

Let us take a moment to recognize the truly special place we have in providing assistance to those who face even greater obstacles than most — our non-speaking patients.

Everyone deserves access and inclusion within their community; it is up to us as speech pathologists to empower these individuals through ingenious yet practical solutions such as robust communication systems!

Let's join together in celebrating this incredible opportunity of fostering meaningful connections among some of society’s most vulnerable members.

Unlock your full potential by starting your AAC journey with us!

Our self-study courses are designed to guide you step-by-step and provide you with the foundational skills needed to excel in the field of augmentative and alternative communication.

By completing our program or any of our courses, you will not only gain essential knowledge but also become a part of a growing community of like-minded clinicians.

Our app allows you to connect and communicate with others, receive ongoing support, and participate in numerous events.

You can continue to learn, grow, and inspire with our community.

Join us today and take the first step toward unlocking your full potential!

As a clinician, it can be hard to know where to start when working with children who have complex communication needs.

We understand the frustration of feeling unable to help despite our best intentions - because we've been there too!

But never fear: together, we can bridge this gap and empower ourselves with the knowledge that will aid our ability in helping these remarkable youths reach their full potential.

For the past 10 years, I have dedicated myself to becoming an exemplary AAC clinician.

My mission even propelled me forward into founding my own private practice serving children with complex needs - a business that has grown remarkably in five years!

From start up a clientele of 10-15 families to now over 250 and counting; this journey wouldn't be possible without the community of many fellow clinicians who join forces for one noble cause: giving every child their basic fundamental right - communication.

Testimonial from
Speech Therapy PD

"The presentation by Katherine Wallisch, M.S., CCC-SLP, was very well spoken and her ideas were well expressed. I would say she is one of the best speakers I have heard in your webinars to date. All that she said in the 2 hr. webinar was comprehensible and I think I could have easily listened with interest for a longer time without fatigue."

Testimonial about Webinars

"This was the most informative webinar I have taken in a long time. Even with having 11 years experience with an autistic child and five years experience as an SLP Assistant, I was able to gain a lot of knowledge from this webinar and went to work Monday telling all of my coworkers about it. "

Testimonial from Private Coaching Clients

"She is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about enhancing the lives of kids with autism" - AM

"Katherine is extremely helpful and gave me a lot of advice for my son, Katherine went above and beyond to give me all information on what the next step would be. Very professional service and very friendly. Highly recommended. Thank you for your support and guidance." - JJ

FREE Resources

Get your FREE:

  • AAC Coaching Bundle
  • Fundamental Rules for AAC Implementations
  • Optimal Seating Guidelines
  • Causes & Solutions with AAC Literacy Instructions

It includes everything you need to improve your AAC skills, from access assessment forms to modified games for complex needs children.

Discover effective communication strategies, learn about core vs. fringe language, and find motivation with our handy worksheet.

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to boost your AAC abilities!

Individual Course & Bundles

Embark on your journey to become an AAC Specialist with our specialized courses.

Our carefully crafted modules will train you in language and AAC techniques for autistic children, as well as AAC assessment for medically complex patients. It is not only crucial to understand language and AAC as a specialist SLP but also the feeding and swallowing needs from both dysphagia and sensory perspectives.

Our program gives insight and training on both language and feeding/swallowing needs.

Once you complete our program, you'll be empowered to pursue your dream and work towards thriving as an AAC Specialist.

AAC Community App

Welcome to the exclusive AAC SLP School community app - your one-stop shop for accessing all your courses and our regular podcast episodes.

By joining this community, you'll have the chance to subscribe and book appointments with our renowned President and Founder, Katherine Wallisch M.S., CCC-SLP, CAS, BCCS.

Get personalized LIVE input on your caseload straight from the expert!

Join us now and become the next AAC Specialist in your community.

We're thrilled to welcome you to our vibrant and supportive community.

Are you aspiring to become an AAC Specialist Clinician but feeling overwhelmed by the abundance of information out there? We understand the frustration and have created a solution to guide you on your journey. Our exclusive 12-module course, written by AAC Autism and AAC Expert Katherine Wallisch M.S., CCC-SLP, CAS, BCCS, offers a comprehensive set of skills to work with the diverse needs of AAC users.

Here's what we offer:

  • Access to FREE resources to get you started
  • Webinars that can be taken individually or as a bundle, resulting in an AAC Specialty Certificate
  • An app that grants you membership to our Exclusive AAC School Community, allowing you to interact with our expert for monthly LIVE input.

By joining our community, you'll gain access to trusted AAC Clinicians and up-to-date research. Don't waste time navigating the endless stream of online data. Instead, let us empower and support you in becoming the best AAC Clinician you can be. Start your journey with us today!

My Origin Story 

My name is Katherine Wallisch and I am a Speech Language Pathologist that specializes in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Autism. Over the years I have realized that my true passion lies with helping special needs individuals be better understood by empowering the people that support and guide them. Through this journey I help give tools to achieve empowerment.  

Let's Begin your AAC Journey

Parent Empowerment Book Series

Clinicians play an integral role in helping families build strength and advocate for children with complex needs.

With the Parent Empowerment Series, parents discover valuable tools to foster secure connections while cultivating lasting skill sets on their shared path of progress.

Our Monthly Podcast

Family life can be a beautiful and enlightening experience, but when faced with the unique complexities of parenting children who have special needs it's easy to feel overwhelmed.

We are here for you! 

This podcast is dedicated to helping families decipher all available information in small digestible chunks, so that your family has access to necessary knowledge without feeling any additional stress or worry.

Guest Speaker at Star ICON Conference

I was honored to be invited as a guest speaker at the ICON Conference in New York in April 2023.

I presented the following topic: "Unlocking the Power of Communication for the Autistic Mind"

As an expert on AAC and Autism, my goal is to bring our community together with knowledge and empower them towards improved inclusion for individuals facing complex communication needs.