Assistive Technology Specialist and Occupational Therapist with a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology with an area of concentration in Special Education

Judy Lariviere, M.Ed., OTR/L has worked in the field of Assistive Technology, including Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), for the past 27 years. She is the Communication Specialist at Katie’s Clinic for Rett Syndrome and Related Disorders at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland.  Judy also has a part-time private practice through Assistive Tech 4 ALL, Inc.  Over the past 18 years, Judy has worked with many girls and women with Rett Syndrome (RTT); identifying their best means of access to technology for communication and literacy learning, while also implementing tools and strategies to support their educational progress.  She has designed various eye gaze page layouts specifically for individuals with RTT and has used these successfully with over 250 girls and women. In addition, Judy has also developed a video player and accessible music player for use with Tobii eye tracking devices.

Judy presents at conferences nationally and internationally and has published articles about access and eye gaze technology for individuals with RTT.  Judy is a full-time Professor as an Assistive Technology Specialist in the Disability Resource Center at Skyline College in San Bruno, CA. Judy is passionate about “unlocking” the communication and learning potential in individuals with Rett Syndrome and related disorders.  Currently, Judy and Pati King-DeBaun are developing an online interactive curriculum focused on jump starting conversation, language and literacy for students with Rett Syndrome which will be available soon.



ID Course Name Duration Start Date
Communicator 5- Setting Up, Customizing & Communicating! – Part 1 5 hours July 2, 2015


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Rett U & Tobii Dynavox - Birmingham, Alabama

October 13, 2017, 8:00am - October 13, 2017, 4:30pm

Join us for a day focused on real-world, hands-on practice with communication skills, strategies and the academic areas of reading and writing for students with complex needs. This full-day workshop will begin with ensuring communication access is woven throughout everyday activities while modeling and practicing with partners using Rett University’s 4-Grid Communication Book and Tobii Dynavox’s SonoPrimo, soft-tech language grids. Later in the day, we will address the academic skills of reading and writing for students with complex needs that are often thought to be impossible for individuals with Rett Syndrome and other complex disabilities. The strategies and techniques that have been developed and used with students worldwide are proven to get students actively participating in reading and writing. Techniques for reading to and with kiddos while modeling communication will be demonstrated in videos and then put into practice during the workshop. Participants will actively use ABC and Core Word Communication Flipbooks to build a short story with a partner, focusing on understanding and improving upon the interaction needed to cultivate solid communication and educational exchanges. Private 1:1 Consults with Susan Norwell available Sat, Oct 14 and Sun, Oct 15. Register at gp2c.webconnex.com/birmingham

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