Pati is a speech-language pathologist who has specialized in communication for individuals with severe and multiple disabilities. She speaks and consults internationally on the topics of interactive communication, augmentative communication, and early literacy for children with disabilities. Pati is known for her hands?on and practical work with children and the use of case studies and video samples in her instruction. She has written numerous articles and published several books and materials on the topic of augmentative communication and early literacy and language skills for children with disabilities. Pati has been instrumental in developing a wide range of innovative technologies for children with disabilities. Pati’s company, Creative Communicating, develops a variety of resources for students with disabilities.