Ann Ruble, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Specialist
Ann received her undergraduate degree in Speech Communications from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She then completed a Master’s in Education and Speech Language Pathology at Alabama A&M University. Ann completed an externship at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Center in Huntsville, and then worked for Morgan County Schools. She served pre-K through 12th grade through the school system including a self-contained life skills classroom. While caring for her two young children, she worked as an independent clinician for the pediatric population in Huntsville and Madison, Alabama. She worked as a part time Speech-Language Pathologist and as an independent clinician with military families in their homes when her husband accepted a job in Germany. She returned to Huntsville and began working for UCP Huntsville. Ann sees children through UCP’s Early Intervention and Outpatient programs. She also serves as the Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) specialist. She is an ASHA approved evaluator for AAC devices and therapies, holds LAMP certification from Prentke Romich Company, and has evaluation and clinical experience with TOBII/Dynavox eye gaze devices. She is also an ASHA CEU administrator or UCP’s TASC program and approved presented and trainer for AACs.
Ann feels what is special about UCP therapy programs is the ability to provide outpatient therapy in the clinic and Early Intervention services in the home using the same therapists. Ann also appreciates that UCP offers all three therapies in our center making it more convenient for clients receiving multiple services. She also enjoys the collaboration among the therapists to coordinate the best possible care for the clients and their families.