Gerna Scholte has worked with 70+ individuals with Rett syndrome and their families in the Netherlands, Sweden & United States. She is a licensed PODD trainer and applies the strategies across various low-tech and high-tech communication platforms to adapt to the individual’s needs.
In 2011 she conducted her first review for the Dutch Parent Association, a fruitful collaboration was born! Several of the families have become her personal friends. In 2017 she launched the first Network of SLP’s for Rett Syndrome in the Netherlands. She leads this and other networks alongside Dr. Gill Townend. Gerna has been trained by various experts; Linda Burkhart, Gayle Porter (PODD), Susan Norwell (AAC for Rett).