I am a speech language pathologist (with an affinity for secondary education) and a RESNA certified Assistive Technology professional. My passion is alternative and augmentative communication (AAC). I dream about the day when I can combine my love of AAC and the use of the movement of a horse as a treatment strategy in my therapy. I hold Level 1 Certification from the American Hippotherapy Association as well as credentials as a PATH International Therapeutic Riding Instructor.
The field of speech pathology and AAC are constantly evolving, so I created this blog to document my journey. I promise to be honest and document my successes, but also my mistakes. It is the mistakes that allow you to grow as a therapist, and I feel like we as professionals don’t always talk about the process. Constructive feedback is always welcomed! Thank you for sharing in my journey.
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This is a great blog! I am looking forward to reading more about your successes.
Thanks Celeste! It was so great to see you. I use AAC Eval Genie ALL of the time!!! Thanks for getting in my picture!
Hi my name is Lauren. I came across this page while researching jobs for SLPs within the area assistive technology. I am a second year graduate student in Pittsburgh. I can’t find much on where places are hiring or even companies to look into. I have such a strong passion for AAC and assistive technology. Do you have any ideas on where I can get started?
Hi Laura! I think finding a job in exclusively AAC/AT can be a little tricky. I still do not exclusively do AAC work and I actually think that’s a good thing. A varied and diverse resume will open more doors than a singular focus. I would recommend focusing on companies/schools that work with a children with significant communication disorders/complex communication needs. It may not be an “AAC job” per se but if you are working with nonverbal patients – you will most likely be doing some AAC (even if it’s lite tech). You can always set an ASHA jobs or indeed.com email reminder for any jobs that come up with AAC.