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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Maribeth Plankers has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for the past 30 years. She has worked with children and adults of all ages and ability levels in public and private schools, preschools, residential centers, clinical settings, and in private consultative practice. MariBeth has focused most of her career on working with students with complex communication needs that involve augmentative alternative communications and autism spectrum disorders. She has had multiple opportunities to train colleagues in the areas of assistive technology and universal design for learning.

MariBeth’ s experience as a speech-language pathologist and in consultative planning has given her additional insight into uniting the clinical and educational skills needed to collaborate and work in an inclusive setting. MariBeth is the author of Current, Best Strategies for SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS to Help Students with AUGMENTATIVE and ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION Needs (Grades P-12), the extensive resource handbook you’ll receive at the seminar.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Thank you for all of the valuable resources and information! I enjoyed this seminar and will certainly use the tips and strategies MariBeth shared with us!”
- Rhonda Magill, Speech-Language Pathologist

“I am very pleased by the abundance of examples provided. The seminar was very informative and helpful!”
- Lacy Nickle, Speech-Language Pathologist

Great presentation and wonderful energy! I learned so much!”
- Stacey Koenigsfeld, MS/CCC-SLP

“MariBeth did a very good job of presenting AAC from no tech through high tech. I have a much better handle on how to address the needs of students who require any kind of AAC!”
- Terri Muha, Speech-Language Pathologist

Great information! One of the best seminars I’ve attended in quite some time!”
- Janell Martin, Speech-Language Pathologist

So many ideas I can implement right away! Thank you!”
- Brandie McMenamin, Speech-Language Pathologist

Loved the video clips and all the concrete, usable information. Thanks for providing all the resources!”
- Jennifer Bayler, Special Education Teacher

“Great! MariBeth is a very animated presenter who uses awesome video examples!”
- Karen Berman, Early Childhood Special Education Teacher

“MariBeth is remarkable! She gave us so many ideas to use right away! A great day!”
- Madeline Bacon, Speech-Language Pathologist

“MariBeth is very engaging and informative! Overall, a great seminar!”
- Jennifer Brunswick, Speech-Language Pathologist

“Awesome job! I appreciate the resources, website, apps, books, and materials!”
- Karen Wilson, Speech-Language Pathologist

“I loved the videos and the fact that the information in the handbook was in addition to the slides. I’m looking forward to accessing the wiki!”
- Manda Davis, Speech-Language Pathologist