"Providing Speech and Language Therapy in Mason, Ohio"
"A Proud Member of the Jon Peterson Special Needs and Autism Scholarship Program "

Individualized Treatment Plans

Creating a plan for your child is of the utmost importance. I prioritize care that grows with your child. Speech and language disorders do not display the same. It is important for the client to have a program that is tailored to their specific needs.

Continue Therapy at Home

Treatment continues in your home. Each program I create can be adapted to at home practice. There are many different avenues that can be taken to improve speech when your child isn't meeting with me.

Prioritizing Growth

After 24 years of experience, I have collected many success stories and gained significant hands on experience. With many different tools in my toolbox, I customize many different treatment plans to ensure your child flourishes. Understanding Speech also conducts Independent Educational Evaluations.


Patient Evaluation

Screenings and assessments are completed to diagnose a variety of speech and language disorders. Outside evaluations are accepted and supported. Treatment is then individualized by targeting focused and measurable goals in a one on one therapeutic model where parent participation is encouraged. Homework is provided after every session to carry-over, master and generalize targeted goals into everyday life.

Developing Personalized Goals For Your Child

Early intervention leads to improved success and performance. Speech and language skills will grow when intervened at an early age.

Growing Your Child's Language Skills

Speech disorders can be best treated the earlier they are discovered. Specializing in pediatric speech and language pathology has allowed me to recognize and treat patients over the course of their young age.

My Experience

I hold a Master of Communication Disorders from Boston University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Hearing and Speech Sciences from the University of Maryland. Collaboration, co-treatment with other professionals, and extensive trainings have provided me with knowledge in sensory integration techniques, applied behavioral analysis (ABA), the SCERTS model, LIPS, Visualizing and Verbalizing and PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System). I have extensive experience treating Apraxia which includes being trained in PROMPT and DTTC. All of these trainings have made a significant impact in the children I have treated.
  • I am a licensed speech and language pathologist specializing in pediatrics with over 24 years experience in the Massachusetts and Ohio areas. I currently have a private practice in the greater Cincinnati area that focuses on children with a wide range of needs. My prior experience includes work in the field of early intervention and the public school system before settling into my own private practice. I spent many years specializing in autism and worked alongside board certified behavior analysts (BCBA) daily. This provided me with extensive knowledge in the principals of applied behavioral analysis.
    In 2008, with the birth of my third child, I became not only a speech-language pathologist, but also the mother of a child with global apraxia. As a result, I have become engrossed in all things apraxia and now consider myself an expert in this area. Having a child with special needs has given me a unique perspective that has made me a much better mother and speech-language pathologist. I am able to serve as an advocate acquiring the best programming for your child.


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