David is a Speech-Language Pathologist (ASHA Certifed and member of SIG #12) by training and a tech lover by genes! He wants all students to realize success through access to the supports, tools, and materials that they deserve. AAC and AT are two potential solutions in a toolbox. In addition to his specialty areas listed below, he can support eye gaze, head control, switches, and mounts.
Jessica has been a PATINS Specialist since 2016. She has her B.A. and M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology and an M.Ed. in Learning and Technology. Jessica has a passion for literacy and language. She is the Past-President of the Indiana Division for Early Childhood, a member of ASHA SIG 12 (AAC), a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, and a novice stained glass artist.
Lisa has been an Occupational Therapist for 20+ years. She graduated with a B.S. in Occupational Therapy (OT) from Indiana University and has a M.H.Sc. in OT from the University of Indianapolis. Before becoming a PATINS Specialist in 2019, she worked as an OT and Assistive Technology Coordinator for 15 years at the district level. She served students from PreK to high school, in both traditional and residential settings. Lisa and her 5 children love to travel, spend time with their dogs, and watch the latest movies.
AAC Consultation Request Form for Indiana public PreK-12 staff members to request our services for consultation and support for a specific student case. This 2-minute video is a brief overview of our process.
Compiled by PATINS Project Staff and local educators, this page free resources such as printable boards, core word lessons, and more.
All of the trainings below can be requested by contacting the corresponding specialist at any time. You can find additional training sessions provided by the PATINS team on our Professional Development Guide.
Did you finish a recorded webinar and want the slides and resources? Be sure to fill out the evaluation and then email the presenter to let them know the evaluation has been filled out.
How do you know and how do you show progress and intervention opportunities for students with complex communication needs? We'll discuss and review several simple and free/low-cost tools to support teams in knowing "where are we? and where are we going?" in the world of AAC.
AAC, Communication vs. Language, what is a "system" anyway? This 40 minute webinar drills down on some of the key terms and helps team members walk away with a shared understanding (and debunking some misconceptions!) that can also assist in creating better IEPs to inform the team and protect student's communication environments.