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Kristin M Krumm has been an occupational therapist in pediatrics at Archbishop Damiano School in New Jersey, USA, for over 15 years. She is involved in iPad grant writing and assists families with training and iPad setup. She has presented at ASAH and at Holy Family University, Pennsylvania.2 Articles


Catherine Routley Cert Ed, Dip SEN, ToD, MA, MSc is Director of Auditory Actions (www.auditory-actions.co.uk). As head of a sensory service for many years, she has worked extensively with pupils with auditory processing difficulties, sensory difficulties and hearing impairment.2 Articles


Brian Whitmer is a software developer and usability exper t from Salt Lake City, Utah. He is the father of four children, the oldest of whom has Rett Syndrome. After founding and establishing the educational technology company Instructure (Canvas) he has worked to improve assistive technology for struggling communicators like his daughter.1 Articles


Marco Iannacone is a moonlighter and hacker with 20 years of international experience related to the Internet, TLC and application development. He now focuses on supporting children with SLD/SEN through his startup, Digitally Different Srl, which he founded to develop smart solutions.1 Articles


Professor Mark Onslow is the Foundation Director of the Australian Stuttering Research Centre at the Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney. His background is speech pathology, in which field he holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Master of Applied Science, and a Doctorate. During the period 2004-2008 he was a Principal Research Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, being the only speech pathologist to have received that distinction. In addition to his academic appointment at The University of Sydney, he is an Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland, Australia, Adjunct Professor at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and Retained Professor at the National Taipei College of Nursing, Taiwan. Professor Onslow leads a team that has twice been awarded multi-million dollar research grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council to develop treatments for stuttering. Professor Onslow’s research interests are the epidemiology of early stuttering in preschoolers, mental health of those who stutter, measurement of stuttering, and the nature and treatment of stuttering. The Australian Stuttering Research Centre has published the majority of the world’s speech pathology clinical trials for stuttering treatment. Recently, work has begun at the Centre to adapt successful stuttering treatments for the internet. He has taught university courses in stuttering management in three countries, and currently teaches research methods to doctoral students at the Australian Stuttering Research Centre. He is a member of the international Lidcombe Program Trainers' Consortium and is in constant demand as a speaker internationally. Professor Onslow has authored 250 publications dealing with stuttering including journal articles, books and chapters.1 Articles


Neelam Dongha is the Press and Communications Officer of HemiHelp, a position she has held for three years.1 Articles


Michélè Booyzen runs Targeted Remedial Tutoring, a cottage school in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa that caters for children with a range of special educational needs.1 Articles


Susan Zurawski has been a specialist in teaching students with significant challenges for 20 years. She is currently teaching with the Chignecto Central School Board in Nova Scotia, Canada. She has a Masters Degree in Severe/Profound Special Education from Boston College and a Masters Degree from Mount Saint Vincent University specialising in education for Diverse Learners.1 Articles


Sarah Marks has been the Director of Education at MyCognition for a year. She is an advocate of a skills-based approach to learning and has presented at various events about the importance of cognitive health in education. Previously, she worked for Service Children’s Education as a primary school teacher specialising in science, special educational needs and working with autistic students.1 Articles


Dr Elizabeth McClelland is the developer of the Move4words literacy programme and ran a private practice supporting children with SEN until 2009. She is an educational consultant, an academic visitor at the Department of Physiology, Oxford University and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.1 Articles