Amanda Hartmann is a Speech-Language Pathologist with over 20 years experience - experience which has led to a passion for working with children and young adults with disabilities. She has specialist skills and knowledge in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), literacy and technology. She started her career in Education Queensland and worked closely with teachers and parents in Special Facilities to implement successful communication and literacy programs. During her career she has taught Key Word Sign workshops, iPad workshops as a certified Apple Trainer, as well as presented on AAC and Assistive Technology to schools, organisations and conferences both nationally and internationally. She currently divides her time between a busy private practice and at AssistiveWare, as a Consultant in AAC working on training and implementation materials. She currently provides the AAC lectures to Speech Pathology students at the University of Queensland.