Gail Van Tatenhove
Gail Van Tatenhove is in private practice specializing in
AAC with children in a variety of educational programs and with severely
challenged adults in vocational and community settings. She is an ACE Awardee, a STEP Participant, and member of the Special Interest Group 12 coordinating committee.
Why Does Gail participate in the ASHA Community?
"Even with 30+ years of experience in the area of AAC, I participate in the ASHA Community in order to engage in meaningful discussions critical to the practice of AAC. It's the place to reach members at all levels of experience and draw them into the important conversations.."
What is one of your favorite quotes?
I don't know who said it, but my favorite quote tells you a lot about my personality - "You lose many opportunities to laugh by not laughing at yourself."
What is your best childhood memory?
I was raised in a family cheese making business (we are now at 4 generations). And my favorite childhood memory was working with my father on Monday night to help him transfer boxes of cheese into long-term storage. It was hard work, but it also meant spending several hours with my dad. And it got me out of doing the ironing, which I still hate doing and avoid whenever possible.
The best part of waking up is?
.... an early morning swim from 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. I'm a morning person and it's the best way to start a new day!
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