Monica Puente Tabila is a nationally certified and state licensed Speech Language Pathologist who specializes in Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC), neurological disorders and autism in children and young adults. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Development from Michigan State University (Go Green!), and has experience teaching in preschool and elementary school classrooms. After completing her Bachelor and Post-Bachelor studies, Monica completed a Master of Arts degree in Speech Language Pathology at Wayne State University. Since graduating, she has worked and supervised in pediatric rehabilitation, home care for patients with traumatic brain injuries, and an AAC consultant. She is trained in PROMPT for apraxia of speech, Play Project, and Language Acquisition through Motor Planning. Additionally, Monica was proud to be an autism consultant for the Autism Alliance of Michigan and teach Neuromuscular Speech Disorders as a part-time graduate instructor at Wayne State University as she opened her own private practice, BE HEARD LLC. She enjoys getting to know her clients and their families; working together towards better communication and quality of life.