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Deirdre Galvin-McLaughlin CCC-SLP

I am an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist and augmentative and alternative communication specialist. I have over 5 years of clinical and research expertise in complex access challenges (motor or sensory) to technology for both children and adults. I have extensive experience in AAC funding, evaluation, and treatment. I present regionally, nationally, and internationally on topics related to AAC.

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Navigating systems is challenging.

I'm here to help.

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I partner with you and your team to

create a path towards achieving

your communication goals.

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our current service offerings include

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Individual Consulting

Expert advice , training, and troubleshooting for an individual's AAC system, accessories, or settings.

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Educational, Residential, or Vocational Consulting

Partnerships with support teams to assist with implementation of complex access AAC systems

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Professional Trainings

AAC trainings for professional organizations for complex access challenges to technology

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conditions we treat

cerebral palsy

cortical visual impairment


spinal muscular atrophy

pediatric stroke

amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

locked-in syndrome

seizure disorders

muscular dystrophy

rett syndrome

autism spectrum disorder

rare genetic conditions

childhood degenerative conditions

progressive dystonias

rare dystonia

Krabbe's leukodystrophy

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low, mid, and high-tech AAC, we use it all...

touch screen devices

& modifications

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switch scanning AAC systems

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wheelchair aac switches

eye-gaze AAC systems

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joy stick control

head array control

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CVI adaptations

deaf-blind adaptations

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places we work

virtual services

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in-person services

Person in House

Greater Boston Area,



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I currently only accept out-of-pocket payments for all consultations and trainings. I offer a complimentary intake call to determine what services may be needed and a quote following intake.

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consultation fees: $125/hour

2-hour professional training: $500/session

fees for travel may apply

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ShaRON Elliot

Deirdre is phenomenal!!! She is an expert in her knowledge of AAC and is current with cutting edge new research, equipment and devices. She worked with my 10 year old son who has complex communication challenges, including cortical visual impairment, tirelessly for three years to trial methodologies and systems and ultimately find something that finally gave him a voice. She has made a life altering impact on my son and our family. She is a strong advocate for children with complex needs and has gone to bat against other professionals working with my son to share the research and the need to presume competence when his intellectual abilities were unknown. She is without a doubt the most skilled, thorough and committed therapist we have ever worked with.

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let's work together

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