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.
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). Recently I had the opportunity to be trained in PROMPT therapy. I am so excited to add this technique to my bag of tools! All of these trainings have made a significant impact in the children I have treated.
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.