The Face of SPAACE

Hannah Gutke

Hannah’s interest in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) was sparked by the journey she has shared with her 11 year old daughter who has Cri Du Chat Syndrome. She is passionate about supporting communication access and literacy learning for her daughter, and for other people with Complex Communication Needs. Hannah has been a teacher for 21 years, working across multiple sectors, most recently as an advisory teacher for students with physical disabilities.

Hannah’s qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Education (with distinction)
    University of Southern Queensland
  • Master of Education – Educational Technology
    University of Southern Queensland
  • Master of Education – Educational Leadership
    Australian Catholic University
  • Graduate Certificate in Special Ed.: Complex Communication Needs
    Edith Cowan University

Recent presentations:

  • Communication Accessibility and Modelling AAC
    Conductive Education Queensland, Brisbane, March 2019
  • Building Peer Relationships for AAC Users
    AGOSCI Conference, Perth, August 2019
  • Building Peer Relationships for
    Beginning Communicators in Inclusive Schools
    Australian Inclusive Schooling Conference, Brisbane, 2020
  • Family, Friendship, & Autonomy for the Future
    AGOSCI Member Webinar, October 2020
  • Family-centred Therapy: One Parent’s Reflections
    University of Queensland, Speech Language Pathology Department, September 2021