Assistive Technology Specialist
Nikkol is an occupational therapist and credentialed as an Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) through the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA). She earned her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from College of St. Catherine before going on to earning a master’s degree in special education and rehabilitation from University of Arizona and a doctoral degree from University of Utah. Nikkol has over 20 years of experience working with individuals who utilize assistive technology (AT) and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) statewide throughout Arizona.
She also coordinates the Graduate Certificate in Assistive Technology at Northern Arizona University. This program helps prepare students for the RESNA ATP credentialing exam. Nikkol and her team also provide demonstrations and equipment loans to persons with disabilities in Flagstaff and Northern Arizona. Nikkol believes that quality assistive technology services require the expertise and experience of skilled clinicians who work in collaboration with the client, their family, and other service providers. She is passionate about supporting communities in which people use their AT and AAC devices to fully participate in all life experiences.