Jessica Mount Matney, M.S., CCC-SLP is a Speech Language Pathologist and Developmental Vision Specialist at the New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired – Early Childhood Program. Jessica began her practice in early intervention and has spent the last 13 years working with children with severe disabilities and vision impairments. Working with children at the earliest stages of communication development is a passion for Jessica. The Communication Matrix (Rowland, 2002) serves as the basis for assessment and goal development for all of her students who are non-verbal. Jessica has worked locally and internationally to make Communication Matrix the focus of intervention for children with significant, multiple impairments.