I am an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist and augmentative and alternative communication specialist. I have over 5 years ofclinical 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.
Expert advice , training, and troubleshooting for an individual's AAC system, accessories, or settings.
Educational, Residential, or Vocational Consulting
Partnerships with support teams to assist with implementation of complex access AAC systems
AAC trainings for professional organizations for complex access challenges to technology
conditions we treat
cortical visual impairment
spinal muscular atrophy
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
autism spectrum disorder
rare genetic conditions
childhood degenerative conditions
low, mid, and high-tech AAC, we use it all...
touch screen devices
switch scanning AAC systems
eye-gaze AAC systems
joy stick control
head array control
places we work
Greater Boston Area,
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.
consultation fees: $125/hour
2-hour professional training: $500/session
fees for travel may apply
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.