I am a speech-language pathologist with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from Western Michigan University. I am a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and have been a member of the Alliance of Therapy Specialists team since May 2003.
When people ask what I do for a living, my typical response is, “I play!” I have the privilege of working primarily with clients from birth to three years of age, and have worked with children as young as 12 months and adults up to the age of 93!
I provide therapies including feeding and swallowing, augmentative alternative communication (AAC), sign language, and play-based intervention to increase overall speech and language abilities. Providing therapy in the home environment allows me to focus intervention and goals on important functional, everyday tasks for a variety of clients including those with neurological, chromosomal, or developmental disorders.
I consider myself fortunate that I can practice in the state where I was born and raised.