Debbie Malnar

Adjunct Instructor, Disability and Human Development


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I have worked as a Speech and Language Pathologist for 38 years in the public educational setting. For 31 of those years, I specialized in the field of Assistive Technology and Augmentative Communication for children with complex communication needs. During this timeframe, I also worked as a member of a local special educational cooperative's Assistive Technology Team which supported both regular education and self-contained special education teams who educated children with complex communication and educational needs. These services included both AT/AAC evaluations as well as consultation services on the integration and implementation of the AT/AAC tools to ensure students' communication and academic success. I have presented on these topics at a local and state conferences.


B.A., Augustana College, Rock Island, Il., Communication Sciences and Disorders
M.A., University of Illinois, Champaign, Il. Speech and Hearing Sciences