Supporting individuals with communication impairments to reach their communicative potential
Communication AACtualizedLLC is a speech/language pathology practice owned by Tabi Jones-Wohleber to support to children and adults with speech, language and communication impairments in the Eastern Panhandle region of West Virginia, and surrounding areas. Tabi has over 16 years experience as an SLP, and is licensed in Maryland and West Virginia. Services are available to support individuals across the live span with speech and language disorders, with a specific emphasis on supporting individuals who use or may benefit from Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
A 2002 graduate of Penn State University, I have 16 years experience as an SLP, including 10 years experience as an assistive technology specialist in public education. I have worked with students with disorders related to speech sound production, receptive and expressive language skills, as well as social/pragmatic skills. In my role as an AT specialist I frequently collaborate with early childhood teams as well as teams of individuals with significant disabilities to foster communication, learning, and literacy. I value an emphasis on the social-emotional contexts in which language and learning occur to foster engagement and growth.
As a Speech Language Pathologist who has worked with students who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) in some capacity throughout my career, I am especially passionate about providing quality services to families, individuals, and service providers of those who benefit from AAC. I firmly believe that those supporting AAC users require multi-tiered support to facilitate use of communication tools in effective and meaningful ways. I am well-versed in technology resources as they continually evolve, improving the quality and accessibility of tools available to support individuals with complex communication needs. Engineering low-tech tools and adapted materials are also solidly within my repertoire, as evidenced by the myriad of resources I have developed and regularly make available to the teams with whom I work, and will be sharing here.