Bethany received her B.S. in Communication Disorders (as well as her B.A. in Linguistics) from UMass Amherst before working for two years as an SLPA in the MA public schools. During that time she fell in love with working with kids, especially AAC users, so when she received her M.S. from Emerson College in 2021 she was already pushing for as much AAC experience as possible. She has since worked as an AAC specialist serving families across central Massachusetts with a wide array of communication needs, including evaluating first-time AAC users, supporting medically complex clients, and consulting with school districts to better support their students. Bethany is a big believer in a neurodiversity-affirming, strengths-based approach to therapy, as well as a strong advocate for offering robust support to the families and other team members in a child’s life. Outside of work, Bethany enjoys reading, experimenting in the kitchen, and lazing around on the couch with her cat, Biggie.