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Tanna Neufeld, MS, CCC-SLP

Instructor

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I'm excited to accompany each of you on your AAC Journey!   I am a WA state licensed and ASHA certified speech-language pathologist with over 15 years of clinical experience supporting children who are learning to communicate with the support of AAC and their families.  I was bitten by the AAC bug early on as a graduate assistant where I took on a passion for the technology and gradually developed a strong foundation of clinical expertise matching tech to child and family needs and supporting each family to conquer ;communication.  Alongside ongoing clinical practice with AAC assessment and intervention as a private consultant, I have dedicated the latter years of my career to helping other professionals empower themselves with the knowledge and skills they need to support children who use AAC as a mentor.  In my main role as an assistant teaching professor at a major university in Washington, I support graduate students in developing their pre-service background in AAC as lead instructor for the AAC Foundations course.  I further support early clinical experiences in AAC as a clinical educator for graduate clinical rotations in AAC  where my students learn how to apply their understanding of typical communication development, the foundations of the clinical process, and the nuances of AAC principles and technology to best practice in supporting complex communicators. I have presented numerous AAC-related trainings locally, nationally, and virtually and have developed AAC curriculum individually and in collaboration with colleagues at the graduate and professional education levels.  My areas of clinical and academic interest include early intervention, Autism Spectrum Disorder, naturalistic language intervention, and supporting emerging communicators with complex vision, motor challenges, and sensory needs.  I'm grateful for the opportunity to share what I love with all of you through an upcoming training, blog post, or resource share!

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If you are an AAC professional or a caregiver who supports an AAC user and you have knowledge and skills to share with others, consider joining our team!  We are looking for individuals who are passionate about AAC and have stories, skills, or resources to share to host a n online training, contribute to our blog, share a resource or product, or contribute something else in your AAC heart.  If you're interested, reach out to us via email here.