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14 SLPs do more than talk

Speech-language pathologists share their personal journeys to envisioning, creating, and growing amazing offerings that build on their clinical experience. AND, they offer you tips and resources to help YOU identify your passion and create your future.

This is the book you've been waiting for. The "how to" from real speech pathologists who are doing the work with recommendations and resources so you can get started too!

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Inspiration from 14 Accomplished
Disability Changemakers


People with disabilities, parents, therapists, and support professionals have ideas on how to make the world a better place and to STOP marginalization once and for all! Read their stories and be inspired to jump in and make a difference with the talents you already have.

Each story includes pearls of wisdom and resources so you can begin or continue on your personal path.


Inspiration from 15 Augmentative and Alternative Communication Champions

The world of augmentative communication is growing and maturing because of the people who are dedicated to the community. Coauthors include people who use AAC to communicate, parents, advocates, and therapists - sharing their personal journeys as active participants in the global movement to recognize and elevate all voices. 

Resources and recommendations are also included with each story.



Sis, You Got This!: From Surviving to Thriving as a Minority Speech-Language Pathologist
Chan, Mai Ling, 2022, pp. (?) in Sis, You Got This!: From Surviving to Thriving as a Minority Speech-Language Pathologist by Fernandes, B. Copyright © 2022 Smarty Ears, Inc. All rights reserved.

AAC: A Case-Based Approach to Enhancing Communication
From "Clinical Considerations and AAC: The Future of AAC " by Chan, M. in Fundamentals of AAC: A Case-Based Approach to Enhancing Communication (pp. 1-545) by Hall, N., Juengling-Sudkamp, J., Gutmann, M.L., & Cohn, E.R. Copyright © 2023 Plural Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved.

Every Child Can Learn: Your Roadmap to Inclusive Education

From "At the Heart of Making a Difference" by Chan, M. in Every Child Can Learn: Your Roadmap to Inclusive Education by Macomber, P. © 2022 Grace and Hope Consulting LLC. All rights reserved.From "At the Heart of Making a Difference" by Chan, M. in Every Child Can Learn: Your Roadmap to Inclusive Education by Macomber, P. © 2022 Grace and Hope Consulting LLC. All rights reserved.​​


Mai Ling Chan MS, CCC-SLP

Mai Ling is a connector of thoughts, people, and actions.

With deep experience directing successful disability-focused businesses, co-hosting an internationally recognized podcast, organizing,  co-authoring, and publishing three Amazon Kindle Best Selling books, and working with an amazing team of technology experts to create the world's first brain-computer interface technology for AAC, in addition to managing personal real estate investments, and other business ventures,  Mai Ling is a go-to person when it comes to "how to" build a business.  


Working exclusively with people who are committed to supporting the disability community, Mai Ling is a high performing global thought leader.

Cofounder and Chief Partnerships Officer

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Mai Ling represents the global vision of XceptionalLEARNING as the liaison to international disability-focused thought leaders. XceptionalLEARNING removes obstacles for learning through innovation, cutting-edge technology, and personalized connections.


  • Disability-centered entrepreneurship

  • Brain-computer interface, augmented reality, and AAC

  • SLP career opportunities

  • Asian woman entrepreneur


  • Arizona Autism Coalition - 2017

  • Arizona Technology Access Program - 2017

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
    National Convention  - 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019

  • Asian Corporate & Entrepreneurial Leaders - 2018, 2019

  • Dysart Unified School District, AZ - 2014, 2015, 2017

  • PHX Startup Week  - 2016, 2019

  • ... too many virtual presentations to list in 2020!

  • Monmouth University, New Jersey SLP class - 2021

  • Chico State University, CA SLP class - 2021

  • Midwestern University Speech-Language Pathology Class of 2021 Keynote Speaker

  • ISAAC Conference - 2021

  • Huntington University, AZ, AAC Class - 2022

  • Rehab Tech Summit 2022 Keynote Speaker

  • Sneha Sadan College of Special Education, India - 2022

  • ArSHA Conference Invited Presenter - 2022

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Talking With Tech Podcast Host

Private AAC Practice Consultant

She is changing the world in every new business that she develops and every new idea and new connection that she makes. I highly recommend that if you have the chance and opportunity to work with her you will be very lucky.

Rachel Madel MA, CCC-SLP

Private Practice Survival Guide Author

Podcast Host

Wellness Works Management Consultant

Mai Ling has been a huge support of my brand, my branding process, and has been a vehicle to me in achieving my first podcast show. None of it would be possible without her support, ambition, and drive in pushing me to get to the next level. So it’s with great enthusiasm that I endorse Mai Ling and all that she’s doing. I see her as a vehicle of change in the community and an incredible entrepreneur, coach, mentor, and consultant.

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Speech Science Podcast Host

ASHA Seal Ohio Rep.

Mai Ling has helped me get my vision off the ground...I can’t say it enough I don’t think I would be right here where I’m at doing Speech Science, doing MWH Productions, without her.

Matthew Hott MS, CCC-SLP
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Learn from disability-focused leaders about high profile topics and how they are truly making a difference.

Mai Ling and James give you front row access to intimate conversations that are shaping the way the world is supporting people with disabilities.

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