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 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in Speech-Language Pathology.  Joan owns a private practice, Communication Technology Resources, 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, Do I Look Like a Bad Bear, and Every Day is a Snow Day.  Both books are available for purchase through Apple's iBooks Store and Amazon Kindle.