Dana Johnson PhD., MS., OTR/L
In 2015, Dana was introduced to Spelling to Communicate (S2C), a form of Assistive Technology for individuals with sensory motor differences and it has completely changed her practice! She presumes that every client wants to learn and has the capacity to learn. By presuming competence, supporting purposeful motor skills, and providing a reliable way to communicate, Dana has shifted the perspective of the neurodiverse population to one of acceptance and change.
Dana is now an ACTS (Accessing Community Through Spelling) Practitioner and Trainer for S2C. She works with many families locally, nationally and internationally to educate and provide training on sensory motor differences and purposeful motor skills. Dana is also on the Executive Leadership Cadre for the International Association for Spelling as Communication (I-ASC) a non-profit organization that supports training, education, advocacy, and research for non-speaking and unreliably speaking individuals.
Dana’s passion is to continue to advocate for non-speaking individuals so that they will have access to reliable communication, autonomy and community accessibility.