Joan Bruno, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Joan Bruno, Ph.D., CCC-SLP has over 30 years experience working in the field of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). She is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of New Jersey and is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in Speech-Language Pathology. Joan owns a private practice, Communication Technology Resources, through which she provides AAC evaluations and consultative services to schools and local agencies. Joan is the founder of Camp Chatterbox, a week long therapy camp for children and young adults using AAC. She also served as Director of this AAC Camp from 1991 – 2016.
Joan has published and presented nationally and internationally on a variety of topics related to AAC assessment and intervention. Joan is the author of Gateway to Language and Learning© and the Test of Aided-Communication Symbol Performance© (TASP). Throughout the course of her career, Joan had also authored two Minspeak Application Programs, IEP+ and Topics to Learn Communication (TLC), which had been published by the Prentke-Romich Company.
In her spare time, Joan enjoys travel and photography. The outcome of some of her pursuits has led to the publication of two children’s photo books, Do I Look Like a Bad Bear, and Every Day is a Snow Day. Both books are available for purchase through Apple’s iBooks Store and Amazon Kindle.
Joan is member and a past-President of the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is also a past-President of the United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Joan has served on various Boards and Committees of NJSHA, ASHA, ISAAC, and USSAAC.
Joan has received awards for program excellence and for her clinical and for professional service. In 2013, she was awarded the Honors of the Association, by the NJSHA and received the 2002 Frances Black Humanitarian Award in Healthcare. Under her direction, Camp Chatterbox received the 1998 Eleanor Ells Award for Program Excellence from the American Camping Association. Other significant awards include the USSAAC Professional Service Award, the ISAAC President’s Award and eleven ACE Awards from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.