Alyson received her bachelor’s degree in Recreation Therapy at UW-La Crosse, where she learned the importance of making therapy fun and motivating! Before starting grad school, Alyson spent a year gaining experience with in-home therapy for children with autism. She then went on to earn her master’s degree in Speech, Language, and Learning at Northwestern University, where she gained experience working with children and adults in both schools and in-patient rehabilitation. It was here that her passion for working with children who use AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) and beginning communicators started to develop. She completed her clinical fellowship year at an elementary school in Brookfield, WI where she enjoyed working with children of all ages. When Aly is not working, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, reading, and crafting!