Welcome Carolyn O'Hearn!
Carolyn O’Hearn comes to us from Lapeer County Intermediate School District where she served as a speech language pathologist for their center-based program for five years. Carolyn was also engaged with Alt+Shift for one year as a trainer and implementation facilitator for Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Display (PODD). She will be our new Assistive Technology (AT)/Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Specialist.
Carolyn has spent her career supporting implementation of AAC through training and coaching. She has worked directly with students with a variety of speech and language related disabilities but primarily with students with complex communication needs.
Carolyn will continue her work with PODD at implementation sites. She will also provide statewide training through Alt+Shift and ongoing supports through electronic means such as the listserv and newsletter. Carolyn will coordinate efforts around the Assistive Technology Journey Symposium (see update below) by working directly with sites and taking the rest of the state through the journey via the Alt+Shift website.