About the Author
Joan Bruno, Ph.D., CCC-SLP has over 30 years' experience working in the field of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). She is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of New Jersey and is certified by the(ASHA) in Speech-Language Pathology. Joan owns a private practice, through which she provides AAC evaluations and consultative services to schools and local agencies. Joan is the founder of Camp Chatterbox, a week-long therapy camp for children using AAC systems. She also served as Director of this AAC Camp from 1991 - 2016.
Joan has published and presented nationally and internationally on a variety of topics related to AAC assessment and intervention. Joan is the author of Gateway to Language and Learning© and the Test of Aided-Communication Symbol Performance© (TASP). Throughout the course of her career, Joan had also authored two Minspeak Application Programs, IEP+ and Topics to Learn Communication (TLC), which had been published by the Prentke-Romich Company.
In her spare time, Joan enjoys travel and photography. The outcome of some of her pursuits has led to the publication of two children's photo books, , and . Both books are available for purchase through Apple's iBooks Store and Amazon Kindle.