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About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Lisa Munroe, Classroom Instructor from Keene, New Hampshire, says:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is an amazing tool that is beyond the intended audience of special education. It should be implemented for all students in regular ed classrooms to enhance study skills and gain strategies to be a learner. It is clearly considered to be ‘best teaching practices.’”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Mary Holland, Speech-Language Pathologist from AEA 11 in Central Iowa, shares:

“Phyl’s passion is infectious. Phyl ‘walks the walk’ and her credibility is very high as she speaks from experience. Phyl’s corporation title – Make A Difference, Inc. – says it all!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Skye Forest, Particular Educator from Montpelier, Vermont, comments:

“Each module of T.H.E. P.A.C.T. has been designed with empirical evidence about optimal instruction and learning, and the results are proof positive.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Margaret M. Oliveri, Speech-Language Pathologist from the state of Connecticut, describes:

“Learning about T.H.E. P.A.C.T. gave me new motivation and clearly shows the ‘how to do whatever needs to be done’ for ALL students in a comprehensive and easy manner.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Stephanie LaRose, Classroom Instructor from Sherwood Park, Alberta, states:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. has endless possibilities for ALL students – not just those with disabilities.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Jean Chute, Assistive Know-how Coordinator from South Burlington Faculty District in Vermont, explains:

“I listen to and read about technology in education every day. This system makes complete sense for all teachers. This is an excellent example of an instructional method that is necessary for some and good for ALL.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Kim Pier, AT Coordinator & AT Specialist from a faculty district in Connecticut, describes:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. brings differentiated instruction to a great new level!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Nancy Dalley, Particular Ed Instructor from Boise, Idaho, states:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. has re-stimulated my commitment to my profession.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Mary Creeden, Speech-Language Pathologist from Montpelier, Vermont, explains:

“I have worked in the public school systems that embraced the full inclusion model for over 20 years. The biggest challenge is adapting curriculum so that all students can be successful leaners as well as successful participants in the classroom. Phyl has it figured out!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Jane Fetty, Speech-Language Pathologist from Johnston, Iowa, shares:

“I love that Phyl actually works with real students and knows the structure and limitations of the school setting!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Julie Bassi, Psychologist from Bow, New Hampshire, describes:

“I truly feel that this system is beneficial for regular education instruction – particularly in the area of writing. Phyl, your energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to this project are contagious!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Alisha Natelle, Special Educator from a faculty district in Connecticut, shares:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. allows us to keep lessons fresh without needing to reinvent the wheel for each concept with consistent and predictable lessons.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Lesley Mc Gilligan, AAC Specialist from Special Faculty District in St. Louis, Missouri, says:

“Phyl’s color-coded framework is genius for busy teachers and struggling students. T.H.E. P.A.C.T. just makes good sense!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Linda Orr, Speech-Language Pathologist, from Bethel, Vermont, explains:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. has streamlined the preparation of adapted age-appropriate curriculum materials and allowed for the usage of the same Learn About, Read About, Write About, Talk About presentation formats across the different topic areas. T.H.E.P.A.C.T. is the best!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Susan Ayers, Speech-Language Pathologist and AT Specialist from southern New England, explains:

“The feature of the program that I find to be the most beneficial is that fact that is melds old forms with new functions to target receptive and expressive language development.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Tamara Tinder, Particular Educator from Johnston, Iowa, shares:

“I have used T.H.E. P.A.C.T. and purchased resources on the framework. It has helped me dramatically improve the learning experiences of my students, as well as give my paraeducators and myself a common approach to utilize. I love the simplicity behind T.H.E. P.A.C.T.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Becky Longley, Particular Educator from the Hartford Autism Regional Program, remarks:

“Following T.H.E. P.A.C.T. format for designing literacy units has made learning fun for the students and decreased hours of preparation time for me.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Cynthia Gomez, Instructor from Montpelier, Vermont, comments:

“Using T.H.E. P.A.C.T. has brought a new micro-focus to my curriculum planning. I have always known what I want my students to understand, now I know how to get them there.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Jennifer Luckhart, Speech-Language Pathologist from Bridgeport, Connecticut, finds that:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is the answer to your prayers. You’ll never wonder ‘Hmmm, what should we do today?’”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Rita Astalosch, Common Schooling Instructor from the Edmonton, Alberta space, describes:

“I love that I can use the resources that I already have within T.H.E. P.A.C.T. framework!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Lynette Kaschker, Special Schooling Instructor from the state of Connecticut, concludes:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is long overdue. It is an empowering tool for those who teach because it is easy, comprehensive, and covers ALL areas.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Pam Galow, Special Schooling Instructor from Idaho, states:

“You have taken all of the things that those of us in the field do and made it so organized, individualized, and systematic. I LOVE IT. It makes so much sense!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Michelle Mitchell, Special Schooling Instructor from western Connecticut, says:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is like the KWL (Know, Want, Learn) chart for effective teaching! It encompasses all the key elements of essential instruction.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Noelle Bellucci, Speech-Language Pathologist from the state of Connecticut, explains:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is a logical way to organize instruction across all language strands and developmental levels.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Matt Girosky, AT Specialist from southern New England, states:

“I work with older students with learning disabilities and the concepts of T.H.E. P.A.C.T. will be effective and a good influence.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Bevin Early, Special Schooling Instructor from St. Louis, Missouri, describes:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. offers incredible ideas for adapting teaching – especially writing – and I appreciate that finally someone has introduced a SYSTEM for instruction.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Stacie Gay, Speech-Language Assistant from Fall Mountain Faculty District in New Hampshire, feedback:

“I love it when I am able to witness an ‘ah-ha’ moment – when teachers and paraprofessionals recognize that T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is exactly what their student needs.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Nancy Farrerr, Special Educator from the State of Idaho, declares:

“This is doable and I CAN DO IT.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Hillary Jellison, AAC Specialist and co-owner of Communicare in western Massachusetts, shares:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is real-life knowledge that is just successful!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Karen L. Johnson, Speech-Language Pathologist from New England, exclaims:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. will revolutionize how I interact with my students! It is so practical and well-organized.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Annette Meier, Particular Schooling Instructor from AEA 8 in Iowa, says:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. has been eye opening and mind blowing!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Noelle Bellucci, Speech-Language Pathologist from the state of Connecticut, suggests:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. can be applied to all areas of the curriculum and the repetition of formats will reduce the cognitive demands on the students and the staff.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Maureen C Briggs, Special Schooling Instructor from New England, describes:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. provides multisensory learning in a very teacher-friendly manner. The sequential Learn About, Read About, Write About, and Talk About modules provide the necessary repetition of concepts using various low and high tech tools – it is excellent.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Florelia Baldizon, Speech-Language Pathologist in Connecticut, remarks:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is the (T) hottest (H) example (E) of how to provide strategies and skills to our students based on their individual intelligence through a progressive (P), accessible (A), comprehensive (C), and transferrable (T) framework.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Laurie Giacomazzi, Particular Educator in southern New England, shares:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is a great way to make grade level curriculum accessible to all learners.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Nerissa Hall, AAC Specialist and co-owner of Communicare in western Massachusetts, shares:

“With T.H.E. P.A.C.T., you can use the ideas tomorrow!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Terry Tierney, Speech-Language Pathologist in New England, remarks:

“Phyl is giving us our ‘outside of school’ life back! No more working late into the evening modifying and creating for every curriculum topic.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Angela Dougher, Special Educator from the Hartford Autism Regional Program, remarks:

“When educators ask me how I adapt curriculum for my intensive needs population, I simply tell them that I use T.H.E. P.A.C.T. Framework. T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is the answer to adapting curriculum. I will never use anything else!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Cara Leckwold, AAC Specialist from Anchorage, Alaska, finds that:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is an easy framework for adapting any curriculum to any individual using the tools that are already available to you. Learners will have a practical framework to understand new information and communicate their new knowledge. You will have consistent tools to record progress, capitalize on a learner’s strengths, and target areas for remediation.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Karen Hrank, Assistive Know-how Specialist from North Branch New Jersey, explains:

“By using T.H.E. P.A.C.T., math skills can be improved using consistent learning activities and predictable AT supports for the required methods of drill, practice, and repetition. T.H.E. P.A.C.T. provides a consistent framework for presenting math concepts in a clear, concise format, allowing for varied activities and differentiated learning.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Tammy Carlson, Particular Educator from New England, shares:

“I went to bed last night hearing your repeated words … Learn About, Read About, Write About, and Talk About! T.H.E. P.A.C.T. makes so much sense. I have attended many workshops, but this, I must say, has topped them all!!! Your personal touch to your presentation was exceptional. I loved it. I went to the principal today to personally thank her for helping to make it happen for me to attend. She asked what I thought, and I told her how wonderful it is to attend a training and walk away with GREAT insight.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Val Baker, Special Schooling Advisor, who attended a course at Buena Vista College in northwest Iowa, states:

“I came into today with no idea of what T.H.E. P.A.C.T. was, and leaving today, I feel that I not only have a good understanding of the framework, but could go home and implement many strategies. Yay!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Amy Highstrom, Speech-Language Pathologist, attended a course in Claremont, New Hampshire and describes the day by saying:

“This course provided a great overview to this practical and comprehensive system of instruction. Phyl, you clearly have spent a tremendous amount of time on this. Thank you for your enthusiasm and the contribution to education you have truly made.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Jennifer Caldwell, Occupational Therapist, attended a course on the Tools for Faculties Conference in Hartford, Connecticut and concludes:

“This was a very comprehensive workshop. It provided a structure to curriculum as well and high and low tech strategies that can be used with a variety of learners. I will definitely use the program to structure curriculum lessons and adapt materials for teachers!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Betsy Hawkins-Chernof, Pc Access Facilitator & Occupational Therapist from a St. Louis, Missouri Course, says:

“I liked that Phyl brought numerous visual aids and examples to St. Louis for us to try and she customized her examples to our group. Phyl was SO responsive to our questions!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Shawna Shappy, Autism Conduct Advisor in northern Vermont, feels:

“This course was not biased to one field and you are clearly knowledgeable, Phyl. You are a well-rounded presenter!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Wanda Chaulk, Classroom Help Instructor, explains:

“The 1-Day Course on T.H.E. P.A.C.T. provided multiple tips on websites, apps, and educational resources! Phyl, you have authored a very practical framework to add to our current practice in teaching all children with diverse needs.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Anne Moore Odell, Classroom Instructor, attended a course in Sherwood Park, Alberta and shares:

“Thank you for your personal and moving examples of students and teams. The color-coding really helps. T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is useful for all learners – regular ed and special ed.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Pat Schnieders, Special Educator, who attended a Storm Lake, Iowa training says:

“I loved all the concrete examples of diverse learners and I have a good overall picture of T.H.E. P.A.C.T. after this first day of training!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Bonnie Vaillancourt, President and Owner of Simplified Speech Options, LLC, shares:

T.H.E. P.A.C.T. Multimedia System is a systematically organized, hierarchically-based device that may be a simple and superb useful resource! It places an end to any guess work of implementing this program – it is a answer to everybody’s individual wants.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Cynthia Gomez, Instructor, explains:

“I am not a ‘Systems Girl’ – I will usually try to subvert it. T.H.E. P.A.C.T., on the other hand, is a system I can wrap my mind and heart around. Not only is it a remarkable tool for high-quality teaching and real learning, but I also don’t have to leave my own intuition and creativity at the door.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Angela Dougher, Particular Educator, explains:

“As a Special Educator, I created T.H.E. P.A.C.T. Workbook for my learners and am able to simply print the pages, make copies, and use them over and over again with the paraprofessionals that I supervise in our program. Our interdisciplinary team knows what they are doing for each step of instruction following a mini lesson plan and what to use when teaching regardless of the content.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Leigh Prince, Occupational Therapist, shares:

“All too often, therapists end up providing less integrated, profession-specific interventions and service delivery options that are disjointed from the learners’ roles and participation in their natural settings. Using T.H.E. P.A.C.T. better enables related service providers to gear their direct service, consultation, and program planning toward integrated priorities with ongoing collaboration among team members.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

From a instructor,

On Day #1 of a new faculty yr, T.H.E. P.A.C.T. Workbook has as soon as again confirmed itself INVALUABLE.  Whereas coaching a paraprofessional working with a scholar who transitioned from center to high school, I used to be capable of pull out the ‘ringed’ workbook and shortly exhibit how an exercise is accomplished. I might see the stress degree of the employees member diminish as she realized that she didn’t have to remember or write down every detail of the instructions – she might SIMPLY seek advice from the workbook. Creating the workbook as a group has enabled us to integrate occupational, speech and language and educational objectives in one exercise!

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Kathy Boudreau, Special Educator, explains:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. helps when integrating students into general education curriculum. As a special educator, I am able to (not only) identify specific educational objectives, but now easily see the progress and delivery by paras on these objectives. T.H.E. P.A.C.T. also helps students navigate through the world of developmental service agencies, employment services, and voc rehab.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Tamara Tinder, Particular Educator, shares:

“I have used T.H.E. P.A.C.T. and purchased resources on the framework. It has helped me dramatically improve the learning experiences of my students, as well as give my paraeducators and myself a common approach to utilize. I love the simplicity behind T.H.E. P.A.C.T.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Becky Longley, Particular Educator, remarks:

“Following T.H.E. P.A.C.T. format for designing literacy units has made learning fun for the students and decreased hours of preparation time for me.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Lisa Munroe, Classroom Instructor, says:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is an amazing tool that is beyond the intended audience of special education. It should be implemented for all students in regular ed classrooms to enhance study skills and gain strategies to be a learner. It is clearly considered to be “best teaching practices.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Jean Chute, Assistive Know-how Coordinator, explains:

“I listen to and read about technology in education every day. This system makes complete sense for all teachers. This is an excellent example of an instructional method that is necessary for some and good for ALL.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Skye Forest, Special Educator, comments:

“Each module of T.H.E. P.A.C.T. has been designed with empirical evidence about optimal instruction and learning, and the results are proof positive.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

R.J. Cooper, Assistive Know-how Specialist and AT Developer, shares:

“I have been reading through your book – Wow! Great job. It is so detailed and explanatory. Really good work, Phyl!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Joy Lyons, Assistive Know-how Specialist, remarks:

“I support teams that are now writing their professional development plans around T.H.E. P.A.C.T. and putting Volume 1 of your book into the materials they need! Another group wants to include T.H.E. P.A.C.T. in the 6 days the district has scheduled for PD. One of my teachers is going to have weekly PD with her groups of paraeducators and once a month she’d like me to do follow-up training on T.H.E. P.A.C.T. All copies of your book that are in the professional library went out on loan yesterday!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Amber Gresham, Speech-Language Pathologist, describes:

“I just finished reading your book yesterday and really loved it. Great ideas and it was organized very well. I loved the examples and I feel like you shared a part of your heart, which was very touching. Great charts and lists!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Pamela Potwin, Paraprofessional, feedback:

“The Power of T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is my ‘Go-To’ book when searching for any teaching solution.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Mary Creeden, Speech-Language Pathologist, explains:

“I have worked in the public school systems that embraced the full inclusion model for over 20 years. The biggest challenge is adapting curriculum so that all students can be successful leaners as well as successful participants in the classroom. Phyl has it figured out!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Tamara Tinder, Particular Educator, shares:

“I have used T.H.E. P.A.C.T. and purchased resources on the framework. It has helped me dramatically improve the learning experiences of my students, as well as give my paraeducators and myself a common approach to utilize. I love the simplicity behind T.H.E. P.A.C.T.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Hillary Jellison, Co-Owner of Communicare, explains:

“The Power of T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is THE solution that facilitates organization and ease in transitions across any curriculum. In the book, Phyl outlines the deficits in special education, along with the struggles of teams, and then succinctly provides a detailed realistic solution – T.H.E. P.A.C.T. framework.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Becky Longley, Particular Educator, shares:

“Make A Difference, Inc. has done ‘that’ for my students and for me. The Power of T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is my ‘Go-To Guide’ for answers to questions with REALISTIC solutions.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Alisha Natelle, Special Educator, shares:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. allows us to keep lessons fresh without needing to reinvent the wheel for each concept with consistent and predictable lessons.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Lisa Munroe, Classroom Instructor, says:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is an amazing tool that is beyond the intended audience of special education. It should be implemented for all students in regular ed classrooms to enhance study skills and gain strategies to be a learner. It is clearly considered to be “best teaching practices.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Angela Dougher, Particular Educator, shares:

“The Energy of T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is the holy grail for adapting curriculum! It’s my “Go-To” resource for anything related to T.H.E. P.A.C.T.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Skye Forest, Particular Educator, comments:

“Each module of T.H.E. P.A.C.T. has been designed with empirical evidence about optimal instruction and learning, and the results are proof positive.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Jane Fetty, Speech-Language Pathologist, shares:

“I love that Phyl actually works with real students and knows the structure and limitations of the school setting!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Hillary Jellison, Co-Proprietor of Communicare:

In describing T.H.E. P.A.C.T. framework, Phyl offers a number of photograph examples and assets that one can take away from the guide and easily apply in any classroom. Phyl is a motivating presenter, but it is great to have her useful resource obtainable each time wanted.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Margaret M. Oliveri, Speech-Language Pathologist, describes:

“Studying about T.H.E. P.A.C.T. gave me new motivation and clearly exhibits the “how to do whatever needs to be done” for ALL college students in a comprehensive and straightforward manner.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Cynthia Gomez, Instructor, feedback:

“Using T.H.E. P.A.C.T. has brought a new micro-focus to my curriculum planning. I have always known what I want my students to understand, now I know how to get them there.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Lesley Mc Gilligan, AAC Specialist, says:

“Phyl’s color-coded framework is genius for busy teachers and struggling students. T.H.E. P.A.C.T. just makes good sense!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Noelle Bellucci, Speech-Language Pathologist, explains:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is a logical way to organize instruction across all language strands and developmental levels.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Bevin Early, Particular Schooling Instructor, describes:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. offers incredible ideas for adapting teaching – especially writing – and I appreciate that finally someone has introduced a SYSTEM for instruction.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Maureen C Briggs, Special Schooling Instructor, describes:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. provides multisensory learning in a very teacher-friendly manner. The sequential Learn About, Read About, Write About, and Talk About modules provide the necessary repetition of concepts using various low and high tech tools – it is excellent.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Margaret M. Oliveri, Speech-Language Pathologist, describes:

“This has been the best conference I’ve attended in 15 years of practicing. I was considering resigning out of frustration, but now, I cannot wait to begin!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Mindy Brodecki, AT Specialist, describes:

“Phyl has awesome energy and enthusiasm that is contagious! I love the organization and structure of T.H.E. P.A.C.T. as a method of teaching and concrete way of differentiating instruction.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Marianne Desmond, Speech-Language Pathologist, feels that:

“It was inspiring, enlightening, and EMPOWERING!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Matt Girosky, AT Specialist, states:

“Phyl’s passion and dedication to her field is a TRUE inspiration to educators! The care she exhibits to empower people is clearly evident.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Marianne Owens, Occupational Therapist, exclaims:

“Energetic! Exciting! Empowering! Phyl taught me how to motivate and empower others in our field!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Diane Dolan, Speech-Language Pathologist, says:

“This was a POWERFUL presentation of a structure to support students with a range of technology and abilities. T.H.E. P.A.C.T. uses activities and materials with real-life application.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Eric Feeney, Classroom Instructor, states:

“I see T.H.E. P.A.C.T. working wonders inside ANY classroom. Phyl is a very knowledgeable presenter.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Brenda Eno, Occupational Therapy Assistant, remarks:

“Phyl is great as always and keeps giving more and more resources to make our job easier!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Lisa Desautels, Speech-Language Pathologist, states:

“I loved it all – Phyl’s enthusiasm, clear presentation style, explanation of all activities, and the tie to technology! Phyl is an inspiring and powerful presenter.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Deborah Fielding, Bodily Therapist, shares:

“Phyl is an inspiring teacher. T.H.E. P.A.C.T. addresses education for all populations in a way that is accessible for all students.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Laura Giovanetti, Speech-Language Pathologist & AT Specialist, tells:

“Awesome! Phyl has so much energy and great ideas!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Lisa Hellen, Speech-Language Pathologist, , describes:

“Phyl gave a very comprehensive outline of T.H.E. P.A.C.T. framework. I really benefited from her thoroughness and enthusiasm.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Alisha Natelle, Particular Educator, shares:

“We are leaving with real ideas that can be replicated easily within any classroom!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Nancy L. Taylor, Instructional Advisor, shares:

“This was an energetic and fun session filled with a variety of wonderful ways to modify curriculum.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Brenda H. Williams, Speech-Language Pathologist, remarks:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is empowering to both teachers and students of ANY LEVEL.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Kim Pier, AT Coordinator & Occupational Therapist, shares:

“Phyl gave a great introduction to T.H.E. P.A.C.T., which is a fantastic teaching tool that all teachers, special educators and related service providers need to use.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Karen T. Brown, AT Specialist & Speech-Language Pathologist, describes:

“I feel like a weight has been lifted. It is now very clear as to how teams should be planning and instructing all students.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Florelia Baldizon, Speech-Language Pathologist, says:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. should be used with regular education learners since it embraces multisensory teaching methods and also English language learners would really benefit from this!”

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Nerissa Corridor, AAC Specialist, remarks:

“This presentation was brilliantly coordinated. It was informative, relevant, and innovative. Phyl Macomber certainly is empowering.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Jennifer Luckhart, Speech-Language Pathologist, describes:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. will change ‘how’ you teach your students.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Laura Rivera, Speech-Language Pathologist, shares:

“One of the most useful aspects of T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is its adaptability and ability to use creative ways to meet curriculum goals and objectives. I cannot think of any way this program can be improved.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Terry Tierney, Speech-Language Pathologist, asks:

“Why would other educators not want to be empowered using T.H.E. P.A.C.T. so that they can enjoy teaching again and no longer feel overwhelmed with a daunting task of differentiating?!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Cheryl Jones,Occupational Therapy Assistant, describes:

“I love your energy and dedication, Phyl. Thank you for all that you do for our learners. You are such an inspiration.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Tami Trowell, Signal Language Marketing consultant, shares:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. builds collaborative relationships. I am T.H.E. P.A.C.T. believer!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Catherine Woods, Particular Schooling Administrator, explains:

“The use of a guided practice process from the author – like the Roundtables – is extremely valuable to all staff when implementing something new and when continuing to implement something. The ability to try out new things, and then also bounce ideas off other professionals, helps the implementation. The Roundtable conversation is valuable to me – even though I, as an administrator, am implementing T.H.E. P.A.C.T. in a very different setting than the others.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Mary Creeden, Speech-Language Pathologist, describes:

“Phyl’s way of defining barriers to learning and developing solutions creates positive team energy and positive outcomes for all students.”

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Lynette Kaschker, Particular Schooling Instructor, concludes:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is long overdue. It is an empowering tool for those who teach because it is easy, comprehensive, and covers ALL areas.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Laurie Giacomazzi, Particular Educator, shares:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is a great way to make grade level curriculum accessible to all learners.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Gail Woolridge, Classroom Instructor, feedback:

“The Roundtables are immensely valuable to me as a classroom teacher. Having the opportunity to sit down and discuss ways to use T.H.E. P.A.C.T. with other educators, administrators, AND Phyl is beneficial to me as I use this curriculum format in my classroom. I am so excited about this new school year! I love working with Phyl and I appreciate her enthusiasm, expertise, and methods to help our team ensure all students’ success.”

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Lisa Anderson, Occupational Therapist, shares:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. Roundtables provide valuable, pertinent, and specific ideas and suggestions for IMMEDIATE functional application to student programming. In addition, the Roundtables give us the opportunity to meet and know peers that are also using T.H.E. P.A.C.T. framework!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Margaret G. Dean, Speech-Language Pathologist, explains:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. Roundtables have helped me to envision how T.H.E. P.A.C.T. could be used successfully with ALL children, not just those who need curriculum modifications. When you are able to share and see examples of how other colleagues use T.H.E. P.A.C.T., and bounce ideas off of one another with Phyl, it helps to validate your efforts and spark your creativity – leading to educational activities and solutions that you never imagined.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Diane Baker, Curriculum Specialist, explains:

“I’ve seen exponential rewards in my teachers’ skills and enthusiasm and really positive outcomes for our learners because of T.H.E. P.A.C.T. You’ve given us the framework that we’ve needed and T.H.E. P.A.C.T. has made us better teachers, thinkers and a better school overall. It has steered us in a good direction and my goal for the upcoming school year is that we implement T.H.E. P.A.C.T. framework, as we embrace it even further as a school, beyond our informed language-based lessons as we think and frame learning in a new way as a school community.”

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Stacie Gay, Speech-Language Assistant from Fall Mountain Faculty District in New Hampshire, describes:

“On Day #1 of a new school year, T.H.E. P.A.C.T. Workbook has once again proven itself INVALUABLE. While training a paraprofessional working with a student who transitioned from middle to high school, I was able to pull out the ‘ringed’ workbook and quickly demonstrate how an activity is completed. I could see the stress level of the staff member diminish as she realized that she didn’t have to remember or write down every detail of the instructions – she could SIMPLY refer to the workbook. Creating the workbook as a team has enabled us to integrate occupational, speech and language and academic goals in one activity!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Bonnie Vaillancourt, President and Owner of Simplified Speech Options, LLC, states:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. Multimedia System contains hundreds of suggestions for low tech and high tech solutions to immediately assist you in implementing T.H.E. P.A.C.T. framework.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Diane Baker, Curriculum Specialist, explains:

“I’ve seen exponential rewards in my teachers’ skills and enthusiasm and really positive outcomes for our learners because of T.H.E. P.A.C.T. You’ve given us the framework that we’ve needed and T.H.E. P.A.C.T. has made us better teachers, thinkers and a better school overall. It has steered us in a good direction and my goal for the upcoming school year is that we implement T.H.E. P.A.C.T. framework, as we embrace it even further as a school, beyond our informed language-based lessons as we think and frame learning in a new way as a school community.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Donna Jones, Particular Schooling Administrator, remarks:

“When introduced to T.H.E. P.A.C.T., my first reaction was,’This will work for everyone – students, special educators, paraprofessionals, and parents!’ T.H.E. P.A.C.T. lays the groundwork and support for Alternative Assessment Portfolios – key once again for students of all ages and grades, special educators, and parents.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Angela Dougher, Special Educator, feels that:

“The simplicity of creating T.H.E. P.A.C.T. Workbook as a visual instruction guide to follow makes you want to use it time and time again. With one easy click of the mouse, my folder of my students’ AT images pops up and, in seconds, I can import a photo of it. T.H.E. P.A.C.T. Workbook is brilliantly framed and SIMPLE to use in a school day!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Theresa Mazik, Occupational Therapist, remarks:

“Phyl’s ability to organize learning for ALL students is so easy. This makes so much sense.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Angela Dougher, Particular Educator, describes:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. Supplemental Guide Book allows you to review numerous examples of teaching activities and lesson plans for each module without having to reinvent the wheel. Once again, T.H.E. P.A.C.T. has made it easy and fun for educators to teach their learners in a systematic way.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Cynthia Gomez, Instructor, states:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is not prescriptive, but it does provide the kind of consistency and predictability our students need, while allowing teachers to be themselves at the same time.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Keith Woodbury, AAC Specialist, feedback:

“Using T.H.E. P.A.C.T. each day will help you put your best effort forward to provide learners with what they need for effective communication. T.H.E. P.A.C.T. will help you provide individuals with disabilities with a fighting chance to share the same world their able-bodied counterparts enjoy.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Gwen Bertrand, AT Specialist, remarks:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is teacher friendly, practical, and integrates all aspects of the educational program. The beauty of it is that it’s easily customizable for each individual student’s needs and learning style. It makes assistive technology not so intimidating to those who need to implement it. Just love it!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Sam Sintros, Classroom Instructor, states:

“The best feature of the iPACT – it helps you to be a better teacher!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Dan Herlihy, Know-how Specialist, describes:

“The iPACT gives you the ability to start basic and then convert, convert, convert! The flow from template to template – taking your content and info along – is the biggest feature, time-saver, and motivator of all. I don’t need to create it all over and over again!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Margaret Dean, Speech Language Pathologist, explains:

“The iPACT helps you structure your thoughts so that you can break down a topic to make it accessible to all populations.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Kara Cote, Particular Educator, explains:

“This is powerful stuff! It will make curriculum more accessible to my students!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Ellen Mild, Mum or dad, shares:

“Love ALL the possibilities of this app!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Marcia Zurick-Thompson, Speech Language Pathologist, explains:

“We will ‘vacuum’ formats out for instant use on Monday mornings so language-impaired youngsters can contribute to collaborative discussions!”

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Hannah French, Occupational Therapist, shares:

“Universal Access with the iPACT! It provides access points into the regular ed curriculum with my cognitively-disabled students.”

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Nerissa Corridor, AAC Specialist, shares:

“WOW! This app is powerful and allows for quick, customized material development for ALL learners. The iPACT allows me to quickly develop customized tools for my learners.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Jack Timmons, ELL Instructor, describes:

“The conversion feature is truly amazing. This will increase my ability to generate content and organize and sequence instruction.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

JoEllen Emerson, Director of Foundations Higher Valley Faculty, explains:

“The ease with which iPACT units can be created and differentiated to meet individual student needs has increased the pace of learning school-wide!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Angela Dougher, Special Educator, comments:

“This app is amazing and so easy to use. The iPACT saves so much time in prep work! You create something once – clone, convert, email, print. So simple! I am in love!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Kristy Symonds, Classroom Instructor, states:

“I love how easy the iPACT is to use! Planning lessons can be very time consuming and the iPACT really helps cut the time. The converting feature is my total favorite.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Denise Rigby, Speech-Language Pathologist, explains:

“The iPACT App System helps me to create meaningful Common Core materials in an efficient manner, while sharing the materials with general ed teachers. The iPACT helps me to create varied materials that can be used individually, and with small and large groups.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Sheila Cowing, Venture SEARCH Teacher, shares:

“So glad to have great ideas and tools to work with! The iPACT App System helps me be consistent in my teaching and be organized. I can’t wait to start a binder with iPACT modules!”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Hillary Jellison, AAC Specialist, explains:

“Awesome! Love the simplicity of programming in the iPACT to allow student set-up and programming. The iPACT provides portable, interactive access to curriculum & is easy to share with teachers who may or may not have an iPad.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Phyllis Watson, Speech-Language Pathologist, shares:

“The iPACT helps me guide my various school teams with a systematic approach to teach and implement anything successfully.”

About T.H.E. P.A.C.T.

Lisa Munroe, Classroom Instructor from Keene, New Hampshire, says:

“T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is an amazing tool that is beyond the intended audience of special education. It should be implemented for all students in regular ed classrooms to enhance study skills and gain strategies to be a learner. It is clearly considered to be ‘best teaching practices.”

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Testimonial

“As Co-Founder of Leave No Girl Behind International, I have had the honor of working with Phyl Macomber to apply T.H.E. P.A.C.T. system to our online empowerment and leadership workshop. This amazing teaching methodology has ensured that our workshop is easily understood and adaptable across countries. In the first couple months, it has already been used successfully in South Africa, Kenya, and Uganda!” T.H.E. P.A.C.T. is a simple framework for adapting or educating ANY curriculum to ANY particular person using the tools which might be already out there to you! You’ll have consistent tools to document progress and learners could have a sensible framework to know new info and talk their information.”

Haseena Patel

Haseena Patel, Co-Founding father of Depart No Woman Behind Worldwide, Newcastle, Province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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