Social Justice

Uplifting African American English (AAE)

CHAT uplifts African American English (AAE), a dialect shared by many Black communities in the United States. Complex and systematic, AAE not only reflects the intricacies of human language, but also ...

Introduction to Neurodiversity

Please note that within this blog, CHAT will use identity-first language (i.e. Autistic person, rather than person with Autism), as many activists in ...

Matthew Rushin

As our country continues to amplify the injustice within our criminal legal system, CHAT uplifts youth with communication diagnoses ...

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month! Please note that within this blog we are using the words Native and Indigenous, as ...

Dyslexia Awareness Month

October marks Dyslexia Awareness Month; yet for our CHAT team, empowering diverse learners is an ongoing commitment. While ...

Small Acts of Inclusion: Pronouns

Here is a link to an article we wanted to share that recently got us thinking about the impact ...

SB100

This presentation looked at SB100, which is an IL law intended to transform school discipline practices in Illinois ...

Language Disorders in Juvenile Offenders

This presentation examines evidence of an elevated prevalence of language disorders among juvenile offenders and the effect of ...

Voice and Communication Therapy for Transgender/GNC Individuals

This presentation provides a brief overview of voice and communication therapy for transgender/gender non-conforming (GNC) individuals, including information ...

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