Lisa Mihalich Quinn
Lisa has been immersed in the AAC world since the early 1990s when her best friend aquired a Prentke Romich Liberator. When the school speech pathologists struggled to program the device, they invited Lisa to the local conference.
Lisa holds both a BA and MA in English Language and Literature. She also holds a M.Ed. in Special Education from the University of Maryland. Since 2007, Lisa has worked in a large Maryland public school system in a variety of capacities: including students with expressive language disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and physical and learning disabilities; programming instructional content for high and low technology devices; implementing a pilot for students pointing / typing to communicate in inclusive middle school classes; and co-teaching reading, math, and science.
Lisa has received training and on-going support from consultants in best practices in both FC and RPM and works to implement these with fidelity in any setting. In the summer of 2016, she completed RPM training with Soma Mukhopadhyay at HALO in Austin, TX.
Lisa works individually with clients to develop communication skills, trains families and communication partners, and provides consultation to schools looking to implement RPM in the classroom. She also applies her years of public school experience to help families understand IEPs and advocate for their children. She continues to collaborate with families who incorporate FC or RPM into home practice and helps design home environments that encourage communication among many partners.
Conference & Workshop Presentations
TASH National Conference. New Orleans, LA.
Extraordinary Minds of Montgomery County. Montgomery County, MD.
Innovations in Education Conference. Atlanta, GA.
Wellspring Guild Webinar. Burlington, VT.
National Cathedral School Diversity Forum. Washington, DC.
TASH National Conference. Portland, OR.
Educational Trainings & Collaboration
Kennedy Krieger School, Montgomery County Campus. Silver Spring, MD.
Kids After Hours, Inc. Rockville, MD.
Ecole Van Walleghem. Winnipeg, MB, Canada
American Nicaraguan School. Managua, Nicaragua