Meet our team!
Speech-Language Pathologist/AAC Consultant
MacKenzi is a graduate of Ball State University with a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. MacKenzi completed her clinical fellowship year in the private clinic setting evaluating and treating children with autism. MacKenzi serves both pediatric and adult populations in clinical, acute care, and educational settings. In her role as an Augmentative Communication Consultant with Talk to Me Technologies, MacKenzi assists in the evaluation, placement, training, and implementation of augmentative and alternative communication.
Speech-Language Pathologist/Regional Sales Director
Mary is a graduate of Marquette University where she obtained a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. Mary has been a speech language pathologist working in the field for 16 years with a professional scope that has crossed various states and environments from private clinics to schools to hospitals in Illinois, Wisconsin, Colorado, Texas, and Iowa. The majority of Mary’s career has been with children who have complex communication needs, including the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population. As an AAC Consultant for Talk To Me Technologies, she assists in assessment, training, and implementation of augmentative and alternative communication.
Presentation: Alternative Access Methods for Dedicated Speech Generating Devices Serving Pediatrics
Saturday, April 9th, 1:45 - 2:45 pm
- Describe steps in the feature matching process to identify the most appropriate speech generating device and access method for an individual.
- Identify three common software settings that can be adjusted to accommodate changes in access needs over time.
- Provide examples of the unique challenges that individuals who use speech generating devices via alternative access might face and potential accommodations for supporting successful communication across environments.