Lindsey Paden Cargill, M.A., CCC-SLP

Lindsey Paden Cargill, M.A., CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and Director of Therapy Services at Bridgeway Academy. Lindsey received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Florida. In her years of practice, she has focused her clinical work and continuing education in the area of augmentative and alternative communication. Lindsey has extensive presenting experience, having presented at many national and international conferences including the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC), American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), Communication Matters, the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA), Communication Matters and Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) conferences. Lindsey is passionate about clinical research and her partnership with the Language, Assistive Technology, and Autism Lab.


Samantha Lyle, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech Department Manager

Sam is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Bridgeway Academy, a non-profit education and therapy center for individuals with autism or other developmental disabilities.  She is the Speech Department Manager and oversees a department of 15 SLPs.  Sam is a LAMP Certified Professional; level two PROMPT trained; trained in the Hunter Heartbeat Method; and, received an Award for Continuing Education from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.  She has presented at several conferences including ASHA, ATIA, OCALI, Milestones, Arts and Autism, and various music therapy conferences.  Sam graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology, both from The Ohio State University.  She is excited to continue doing research with The Autism and Child Language Learning Lab.

Amy Miller Sonntag, M.A., CCC-SLP

Amy Miller Sonntag. M.A., CCC-SLP, is a Clinical Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science. She received her BA from The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio and her MA from Ohio University in 1996. She has devoted 20+ years to serving patients with complex communication achieve communication independence through evaluation, therapy, and consultative services. She has presented at numerous state and national conferences including the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Closing the Gap, NC Assistive Technology Expo, Ohio Speech Language Hearing Association, Ohio School Speech Language Hearing Association (OSSPEAC), and regional schools, clinics, and parent groups.





Carmen DiGiovine, PhD, ATP/SMS, RET

Carmen P. DiGiovine is a Rehabilitation Engineer and is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in the Occupational Therapy Division and the Biomedical Engineering Department at The Ohio State University.  He is the Director of Rehabilitation Science and Technology for the Assistive Technology Center at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He is also the Director of Admissions for the Occupational Therapy Division. His areas of interest include assistive technology, rehabilitation engineering, evidence-based practice, clinical guideline development and technology commercialization.  He has over 20 years of experience in the fields of assistive technology and rehabilitation engineering, and is an active member of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA). He has presented at national and international conferences for the past 20 years, and regularly teaches courses at The Ohio State University.


Rehabilitation Science and Technology Lab

Bridgeway Academy