Shannon is an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist who has been a member of Pine Tree Society’s Communication Pathways program since 2005. Shannon is certified as an Assistive Technology Professional through RESNA (Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America) and is also a member of Maine CITE’s Accessible Educational Materials Community of Practice.
Shannon provides evaluation, consultation, and therapy services to children and adults, conducts in-service trainings, and has presented at local and state conferences and webinars on AAC/AT.
On any given day, Shannon will teach a young child how to use low tech pictures to support communication, write a Social Story for a young adult with Autism, trouble-shoot speech recognition problems for a client with muscular dystrophy, and help a client with ALS record their voice for future use on an AAC device.
Shannon says the most rewarding aspects of her work are helping people and working with technology. She loves to hear that skills addressed in sessions are helping her clients in their day-to-day lives. She also enjoys solving technical problems and then sharing what she has learned with her clients and their teams.