Maija Gulens
Maija Gulens

M.S. - Master of Science in Communication Disorders (Penn State University)
C.C.C. – S.L.P. (Certificate of Clinical Competence – Speech Language Pathology)

Affiliations – (e.g. member of College of Social workers)
American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)
Member of ASHA Special Interest Group 12 – Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Member of International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC)
Other Pertinent training outside of your credential:
Training and experience teaching and coordinating social skills group programs for all ages (including Social Thinking)
Training in Early Start Denver Model (ESDM); SCERTS model (Social Communication Emotional Regulation and Transactional Supports)

Career Highlights:
Presenter at local, national, international professional conferences
Guest lecturer for University of Colorado at Boulder

Years of Experience (in general)
18 years of experience as a speech-language pathologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado

Length of Time with ISAND: New to ISAND in 2019

Position at ISAND: Clinical Director for ISAND

Any areas of Specialization:
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), social skills group programs, motor speech disorders/ apraxia of speech, autism spectrum disorders

Professional Accomplishments ( at least one):
I developed and launched a parent training program in support of children who use AAC.

What brought you to ISAND:
I was looking for an organization dedicated to recognizing and supporting the value of an integrated team approach.

What do you really like about ISAND:
I love the ability to work with a team of specialists who believe working together is the best way to go!

A little bit about who you are outside of ISAND – hobbies and interests:
I enjoy cooking, planting vegetables and flowers, and sports (especially soccer, hiking, swimming, volleyball)! But the best part of my day is warm hugs with my kids and snuggling with my dog!

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