Welcome to PatMervine.com

                   Words I live by....

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."  -- Philo

"So much has been given to me, I have no time to ponder that which has been denied." -- Helen Keller

​"The limits of our language are the limits of our world." -- Wittgenstein

My professional name and title is Patricia L. Mervine, M.A., CCC-SLP, but my friends call me Pat.  The M.A. is a Master of Arts from Trenton State College.  SLP means I'm a speech/language pathologist. The CCC means I earned the Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA (American Speech Language and Hearing Association).  My areas of specialty are Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology (AT). Whew!  Enough with the letters already!  

The most important thing to know is that I have dedicated my career to helping improve the lives of children and young adults who have mild to profound communication disorders. My children's book grew out of my experiences with children who communicate with pictures, switches, and speech generating devices, and with children who have disorders in articulation, receptive and expressive language, speech fluency, and voice.