Dr. Kimberly Ho is a speech language pathologist who specializes in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). She has provided services to individuals with complex communication needs across the age range for the last 20 years. She's worked with individuals in their homes and workplace as well in as in school settings. Additionally, she provides in-service trainings, AAC assessments and weekly/monthly consulting. She has experience with a wide range of Speech Generating Devices (SGD) including systems using Minspeak.
During AAC assessments, Dr. Ho follows a three phase model:
Phase I: Formation of team including student, family, school/vocational staff
Phase II: Initial Assessment report
Phase III: Device Trial/s and Addendum report
Dr. Ho provides ongoing consulting for teams supporting students using AAC
Dr. Ho also provides consulting for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who require AAC and behavioral supports due to challenging behaviors. She helps create visuals to decrease individuals’ anxiety and increase independence across home, school and vocational settings. Additionally, she trains school or vocational staff and parents in use of visual supports including social narratives and visual schedules, first/then boards and token boards.