Linda Hagood

Washington State School for the Blind

Linda Hagood works as a speech language pathologist at Washington State School for the Blind and is a doctoral student in educational leadership attending Portland State University. Since obtaining her Master’s degree in Speech Communication in 1985 from the University of Texas at Austin, she has provided both direct and consultative services to support children and adolescents at schools for the blind, public schools, and in private practice. She has developed specialized skills in the areas of autism and visual impairment, and is pursuing research on interventions to support social communication with this population. Linda is the author of two communication guides for teachers of students with visual and multiple impairments, both published through Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. She frequently presents her work at professional conferences nationally and internationally, and teaches an online course for Perkins School for the Blind on the topic of autism and visual impairment.  

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