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Dr. Caroline Ramsey Musselwhite is an assistive technology consultant with more than 20 years experience working with children having a wide range of abilities. She has a doctorate in speech-language pathology with a minor in special education. She has worked in a number of settings, including Head Start, a developmental day center, public schools, university teaching, and private practice. Caroline has written numerous articles, textbooks, and "How To" books, including Adaptive Play, Communication for Persons with Severe Handicaps (with Karen St. Louis), and most recently, Emergent Literacy Success (with Pati King-DeBaun). She has also written a number of software programs for children, such as Poetry Collection 1. Caroline has presented hundreds of workshops, regionally, nationally, and internationally. She is a founding member of the board of directors for ISAAC (International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication).

photo of PatiPati King-DeBaun is a speech language pathologist who has specialized in communication for children with severe physical and cognitive disabilities for the past ten years. She has worked extensively with infant/toddlers and their parents, preschool special needs population in the classroom setting and school age children with a wide range of physical and cognitive disabilities. She has written and continues to write and publish numerous articles, books and software.(Storytime Series) She speaks throughout the United States, Canada and Europe on the topics of interactive communication, augmentative communication, emergent literacy, and creativity for children with disabilities. She consults in a variety of classrooms with children who have a wide range of physical and cognitive disabilities. She is owner of the company Creative Communicating which develops and distributes materials that promote communication, creativity and emergent literacy in classrooms.


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This material was developed by the National Center to Improve Practice (NCIP), located at Education Development Center, Inc. in Newton, Massachusetts.  NCIP was funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs from October 1, 1992 - September 30, 1998, Grant #H180N20013.  Permission is granted to copy and disseminate this information.  If you do so, please cite NCIP.   Contents do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of Education, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by NCIP, EDC, or the U.S. Government.  This site was last updated in September 1998.

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