Patricia Byers

Patricia Byers is the Lead Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) for Equalize Sensory Services. She has served as the Assistive Technology Lead/SLP in the Alamance/Burlington School System for the past 23 years. For 15 of those years, she served on a statewide Assistive Technology (AT) team project designed to build capacity in local school systems by training school teams in assessment and intervention procedures for AAC/AT. This AT/AAC project has been a collaborative grant funded effort with the NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and UNC Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD).
Patricia received her Bachelors of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and her Masters of Science degree in Speech Pathology from the Pennsylvania State University. Her career has centered on meeting the needs of the low-incidence population, especially students with no voice. She is recognized as a mentor to other Speech-Language Pathologists and provides professional development trainings on augmentative and alternative communication.
Patricia has presented at state level Exceptional Children’s conferences and Summer Institutes as well as presentations with colleagues at Closing the Gap national conference in Minneapolis, MN. In addition to conferences, Pat has been a guest speaker on topics in Augmentative Communication and Assistive Technology to graduate level classes at the University of North Carolina – Greensboro and Elon University. Finally, Patricia was awarded the 2018 Lara Jane Parker Award for Advocacy by New Voices Foundation in Chapel Hill, NC.
In her spare time, Patricia is the proud mom of 3 adult children and 2 granddaughters. She enjoys lap swimming, tennis, cooking with family, and crochet.