Michael O’Leary, M.S., CCC-SLP, Clinical Research Director Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael O’Leary, M.S. CCC-SLP, is currently the PhD program at the University of Pittsburgh. He has public school experience providing diagnostic and treatment for speech-language and AAC services to middle and high school students. Currently, he focuses on providing AAC-related services to students with severe autism spectrum disorders at a partial hospitalization program along with outpatient AAC services across the lifespan. He specializes is the evaluation and treatment of individuals with severe movement disabilities who need alternative access methods to AAC systems, especially eye gaze and brain computer interface (BCI) access. Michael provides direct and consultative services and technical support for the ICAN Talk AAC Summer Camp. He has provides evidence based training on Alternative Access Methods for multiple school districts and has presented at national and state conferences including Closing the Gap, and the Pennsylvania State Speech and Hearing Association Conference (PSHA).
Shannon Daddario, C.O.O. AAC Institute & ICAN Talk Clinic
Shannon has been in healthcare/office management for over 20 years. She specializes in medical billing and coding. Shannon also coordinates care between specialties for clients and assists with medical record management. Shannon operates and coordinates the AAC Institute continuing education department for professionals. She is passionate in advocating for the community. As a parent of a special needs child, she understands the obstacles that one may encounter. While living in Vermont, she founded and operated a support group for parent's of special needs children. She has continued this work here in Pennsylvania with the AAC Parents group.
Cassandra Bortot, M.S., CCC-SLP Director of Clinical Services
Cassandra earned her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Duquesne University in 2016. She joined the ICAN™ Talk Clinic in 2016 where she provides outpatient therapy. She specializes in treating individuals with Primary Progressive Aphasia and Dementia. She also provides speech and language services at the PLEA School in Wilkinsburg, PA, which is a school for children with behavioral and developmental challenges.
ICAN Talk Clinic is honored by the many Speech Language Pathologists who choose to complete their Clinical Fellowship (CF) with us and are now providing quality clinical services in a variety of employment settings. Also, we are proud of the University of Pittsburgh Masters and CScD students we have provided AAC clinical training. We are an employment opportunity for SLPs enrolled in the CScD program and an in-network clinical placement site for graduate students at the University of Pittsburgh.