Verma K. Yogesh, MSc, SLP, AAC Specialist

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    Job Title :
    AAC Specialist

    Areas of Treatment :
    Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

    Specialties :
    Speech Pathologists

    Hospital Affiliation :
    School Districts

    Practice Name :
    Hayward Unified School District, Hallmark Nursing Home, Alphavista Services Inc, California,USA

    Location :
    Hayward, 94544 United States

    Years in Practice :
    2000

    Description of Practice :

    Verma Yogesh is an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Specialist for the Hayward Unified School District Special Education Department.  He oversees all the AAC needs from Preschool to adult as well as serves the Non Public Schools for Hayward. Additionally, he provides training and implementation strategies for AAC to district staff, parents, and other professionals.

    Yogesh has Bachelors and Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology, from India with certification in AAC from ATACP, California State University of Northridge (CSUN).

    Yogesh has been a Speech Therapist in both the public and private sectors; beginning his career as an early intervention speech therapist working with students with speech disorders. Before becoming an AAC Specialist he was working as a speech therapist.

    Since 2008, I am providing AT/AAC Technology intervention and support to students with disabilities in valuable and varying ways while continuing to gain more specialized knowledge and skills in communication intervention.

    Areas of Expertise :
    12 years

    Education/Degree :
    M.Sc SLP (University of Mumbai), ATACP (California State University Of Northridge)

    Year Graduated :
    May 2000

    Faculty Appointments :

    • Professional Training for Other Speech Therapists

    How do you try to make a difference in the lives of your patients?

    Working to help students effectively communicates and develops social and functional capabilities in the least restrictive environment, while providing high qality training and support.

    Teaching and Speaking :

    1) AAC Assesment

    2) AAC Training

    3) AAC Implementation

    4) AAC Consult

    Attributes Success To:

    He attributes his success to being open minded to learn new skills, making improvements, and hard work.

    Languages :
    English, Hindi

    Place of Birth :
    India

    Gender :
    Male

    Favorite Medical Journal :
    Journal of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

    Hobbies/Sports :
    Badminton

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