YappGuru University is an online professional development site helping people help people with special needs ~ with a little bit of a twist…
Our Educators create and maintain their own course libraries! (which means 24/7 access to MORE presenters and information)
Need professional development credits to maintain your license? Or just enjoy staying up to date in the area of special needs and special education? Then you are going to what we are up to!
You can learn from amazing thought leaders in our industry like:
YGU Educators offer a wide variety of topics in the area of special needs including:
Special Education experts are sharing their knowledge.
My name is Mai Ling Chan and I am Co-Founder and CEO of YappGuru. You’ve known YappGuru as a leader in the therapy app industry where app experts are sharing their knowledge about which apps are the best to use in speech therapy. At YappGuru University, we’re bringing experts in all areas of special education together to share their creativity and knowledge.
As a Speech-Language Pathologist, I have had the honor of learning from thought leaders at the University level, attending local and national conferences, and through online courses. But I can’t afford to keep taking time off from work and pay all of the travel expenses in addition to the course fee to get to all the amazing people I want to see.
And this is why we created YGU!
So YOU can learn and connect with experts all year long, without the added travel expense ~ and have some fun too!
Come together as a shared marketplace.
If you have information to share that can help people help people the world needs you.
Coming together as a shared marketplace, Educators like yourself are invited to:
No more waiting for the next conference or in-service to get your message out! You can create short courses, long courses, easy courses, advanced courses. Additional information with videos to support your manual or book, or howto training on how to use tools, materials, or strategies. Although you are a presenter you may not be comfortable with creating online courses but don’t worry! We’ve got your back.
Mai Ling received her Master of Science in Communication Disorders from Arizona State University, Bachelor Degree from Douglass College, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and is a Speech-Language Pathologist in the State of Arizona. She is a national presenter on integrating mobile technology in exceptional, special needs classrooms, sharing knowledge from over 10 years working with children and adults in the school setting, clinic, and home therapy. She also has extensive experience with adults and geriatrics in acute, sub-acute, rehabilitation, assisted/independent living and memory care communities. An active woman entrepreneur in Phoenix, she is an Executive Board member of Ellevate Women’s Network, actively bringing together members to create a vibrant and supportive community for women in business.
Steve Haase began his consulting career at the age of 18, working (learning) alongside his recently retired father, an Air Force Colonel, as strategic consultants for the US Military, State Governments and several non-profits. He learned strategy, facilitation, and leadership from some of the world’s brightest minds. His next professional step was into the aviation industry, building and launching “early-day” e-commerce technology, and serving as a leadership coach for ISO certification. The west-coast beaches called his name, launching an SAP consulting firm for Fortune 500 companies in Newport Beach, heading up brand, marketing and sales development nationwide. The firm’s rapid growth led to a successful exit in 2008. Steve proceeded to then launch a business advisory firm for small to mid-sized companies, along with other ventures in sports management, FinTech, and EdTech, and enjoyed dabbling in the investor space. Steve was introduced to, what he likes to call, the “bright side” of business: working with women entrepreneurs by his partner, Amy Scerra. He volunteered his advisory services for over a year to women in developing countries with Amy’s prompting. Finding immense personal fulfillment in witnessing these women business owners truly transform their communities, families and economies, he launched Think Global to pursue this new passion full time. Steve has worked in partnership with World Vision Port-au-Prince, the US Department of State, Embassy of the United States Port-au-Prince, The Women’s Digital League, InEnglish Mexico, InEnglish Argentina, The Refugee Center of Las Vegas (Ethiopian Community Development Center), along with several hundred business owners, founders and teams ranging in size from Fortune 500 to the solopreneur. Steve has served as a TED Fellows mentor, Boys and Girls Club sponsor, and on several Boards of Directors. He’s a proud University of Wisconsin’ite, daddy to Valentina, and a HGTV lover.
As a passionate entrepreneur and award-winning graphic designer, Christie has demonstrated a need to share her experiences as a business owner with others. Owning her own graphic design agency and other businesses, Christie found herself at the heart of Think Global and became a Thinker herself. The amount of support and knowledge she gained from Think Global catapulted her career to a new level. A new level so high that she found herself partnering with Steve and Amy and is now the creative director and managing partner of Think Global. “The passion in the women that we work with drives me to be a better entrepreneur and is helping me grow to be a better a person. I am on this journey with Think Global because I know that the women coming into our lives will experience the same."
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Master of Science (MS) in Speech-Language Pathology from Missouri State University. Danielle has professional experience working with early childhood and elementary age students with severe disorders and autism. Additionally, Danielle is the founder and author of Sublime Speech, a speech-language pathology blog featuring reviews, information, and creative materials for SLPs and parents. These reviews and articles remain separate and independent of YappGuru.
Hammaad is our Director Of Technology at YappGuru University and we’re grateful for his expertise! He has done B.S software engineering Having degree with distinction of Gold Medal as well as he has worked in multiple tech startups and has developed more than 100 apps and sites! He has won couple of national tech competition and was invited to be an international delegate to the world entrepreneurship forum in Malaysia! His plan is to devote his life in a work for problem solving & philanthropist projects. Hammaad is a bit of an adventurer, having paraglided, raced cars, bungee jumped and now is adding skydiving! We’re grateful for his expertise and cannot be convinced he is anything less than a wizard with the web.
Amy has worked with women entrepreneurs in over 26 countries throughout her career, including business owners in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Malaysia, Argentina, Mexico, Botswana, Uzbekistan, Guatemala, Mexico, Indonesia, Ukraine, Haiti, Papau New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati, Columbia, and more. Throughout her career, she has worked with Goldman Sachs, the 10,000 Women Program, The US Department of State, US Ambassador Melanne Verveer and the Office of Global Women’s Issues, World Vision Port-au-Prince, Embassy of the United States Port-au-Prince, Embassy of the United States Kabul, OPEN Karachi, The Women’s Digital League (Pakistan), University of Denver, Arizona State University, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Refugee Center of Las Vegas (ECDC), and Zappos. Amy has served as a keynote speaker at events such as the OPEN Karachi Entrepreneurship Conference 2014, TEDx Phoenix, Women Investing in Women, Denver Startup Week, Phoenix Startup Week and One Million Cups. She has been featured in publications such as the Huffington Post, Business Journal Denver, Phoenix and Milwaukee, and The New York Times. Amy is a proud Upstate New Yorker, UNLV alum, mama to Valentina, and god-mother to Marco in Haiti. She’s traveled to 52 countries and 49 states and has been diagnosed with constant wanderlust. She enjoys photography, ethnic cuisine, and the occasional long run.