Joanna Courtney is a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist at CALL Scotland. She has worked in the field of AAC for 20 years and first became interested in this area while working as a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) at Capability Scotland’s Corseford School in Kilbarchan. As part of an SLT department highly experienced in the use of AAC, Joanna learned quickly and had the opportunity to work with a wide range of pupils and communication difficulties, developing use of AAC devices within the education setting and at home.
Joanna has always enjoyed creating communication opportunities for People who use AAC (PWUAAC) and bringing people together to learn from and support each other in this area. She started working for CALL Scotland in January 2009 and since then has had the opportunity to work with pupils and staff across the country to help develop individual AAC use and the knowledge and skills of local services. Joanna is also involved in creating accessible books, communication and learning resources for learners across Scotland.