Ravi Nigam, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor of Communication Disorders at Governors State University, Chicago Illinois, and President of Speech Care Consultants. He earned his doctorate from Purdue University. He has working experience in diverse settings including private practice, hospitals, long-term residential settings and integrated school-settings. His areas of research interest are: assistive technology, early language intervention, speech therapy and reading disabilities Autism . He has over 30 publications and over 100 presentations at national and international scientific meetings & seminars on these subjects. He is also a consulting editor for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, and ad-hoc reviewer for American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, and International Journal of Developmental Disabilities.