17, 2008, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
honored me with the Distingished Alumnus Award
for my 40 years of service as a speech
pathologist. I was an early pioneer in the field
of Augmentataive and Alternative Communication
Aids. I first worked in the public schools and
in private practice.
I tried to find a publisher for the Talking
Pictures Kit, an aid that I had developed
earlier to help my sick sister, I was told
"there aren't enough sick people to warrant
publishing it." As a result, 30 years ago, I
founded Crestwood Communicaton Aids, Inc. with
the Talking Pictures Kit I, Survival Living
Needs, as its foundation. I have 10 patents and
created hundreds of speech devices.
deepest thanks to all of you for your suport in
helping us grow. We are happy that we have been
able to help over a million individuals with
communication difficulties develop their
communication skills and lead more independent
Leff, Speech-Language Pathologist, M.S., CCC for
President of Crestwood Communication Aids, Inc.
for 30 years
6589 N. Crestwood Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53209
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