Russell Cross, the founder of SpeechDudes, is a Speech-Language Therapist and the Director of Clinical Applications for the Prentke Romich Company. A Psychology graduate from the University of Lancaster in the UK, with a postgraduate qualification from Birmingham City University, he has worked in the field of AAC since 1984. Russell has played an integral part of the design of many of PRC’s devices and is the co-owner of a number of patents. He is the co-author of the Unity series of language application programs that run on PRC devices, and the sole author of the WordCore word-based communication software. He is a member of the UK's Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT), the American Speech-Hearing Association (ASHA), the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC), and the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA).