in a nutshell

I'm an Autism &
AAC Specialist

Hey, it’s Emily! If we’re meeting for the first time, here’s what you need to know about me. I’m a school-based SLP specializing in Autism & AAC. I manage The SLP Library which is a collection of my favorite brand of books paired with tips for development and targets for speech therapy for you to shop or get for free.

I’m a mom constantly amazed by my toddler’s above average language development & I’m married to my high school sweetheart.

I share about what’s worked for me because I believe it can too.

I just shared with you that I was an AAC SLP, but I have a confession to make. I started working in this field like most SLPs do — with absolutely no education or training on complex communication needs or assistive technology. In 2015, I took over a caseload of students I had no clue how to treat. I constantly questioned my evaluations, my IEP goals, my interventions, and my knowledge about AAC. I wasn’t “learning on the job” either. I was failing.

From grant writing, to lending libraries, to workshops and everything in between I somehow managed to take control of my caseload and fall in love with AAC. 

I know from experience how it feels to know nothing about devices, have zero staff buy-in, and no time to train teachers and paraprofessionals. I also know that it’s possible to change and stop letting AAC scare you and stress you out. I share about what’s worked for me because I believe it can work for you, too. 

lets get to the

The Good Stuff

five completely random facts about me

  1. I’m an enneagram type 3 & crave achievement.
  2. I thrive on 5-6 hours of sleep.
  3. Fav coffee order: vanilla almond milk latte
  4. I love freshly washed bed sheets.
  5. Speaking of…I can never get to bed on time.

Now that we know each other