As the founder of Smarty Symbols, Barbara also created the most inclusive, diverse and comprehensive symbol library and developed a powerful new technology that is disrupting the special education field by providing a platform for custom visual support creation. Smarty Symbols has been adopted as the symbol of choice in many other technologies developed in the field.
Through her blog and video podcast, Barbara became known as GeekSLP. Barbara has traveled the country to train special education professionals in the adoption of mobile technology to promote student learning and engagement. She has been a guest speaker in multiple state association conventions, the national American Speech-Language and Hearing convention, as well as the Brazilian and Canadian conventions.
Barbara has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant by the National Institute of Health, and she released a ground-breaking technology called the Speech and Language Academy. Barbara has received multiple awards, and is an now an Amazon best-selling author with her latest book: “Sis, you got this. From Surviving to Thriving as a Minority Speech-Language Pathologist”.