Brian Schaab MS, CCC-SLP joined Pine Tree Society’s Communication Pathways team in 2015.
After completing his M.S. in Communication Science and Disorders from the University of New Hampshire, he completed two years of clinical fellowship training at Pine Tree Society.
Before discovering speech-language pathology was his life’s passion, he set out to be a high school English teacher.
Brian said, “I studied linguistics and language and became fascinated with how complex language is and how humans are wired to use it.”
That naturally developed into a fascination with communication in general and, in graduate school, he focused on language and literacy disorders.
The desire to share what he knows and help people communicate is what drew him to this line of work.
As a Speech-Language Pathologist at Pine Tree Society, on any given day Brian may run a social skills group for students with a history of trauma, support students with their communication during community outings, or program an AAC device to meet a client's individual needs.
Being open to new experiences is one of Brian’s many strengths and he loves working with people with all different communication styles.
Brian says, “The part of my job that I find most rewarding is editing and programming communication software to include the fringe vocabulary that is most important to the device users. I also enjoy consulting with teams about techniques and strategies for promoting communication in non-verbal clients' daily lives.”