Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
St. Ambrose Univeristy
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
St. Ambrose Univerisity
Articulation and phonological disorders
Augmentative and alternative communication
Expressive and receptive language delays
Where are you from?
Born and raised in the southside of Chicago.
What did you study?
While in undergrad, I majored in Exercise Science while taking pre-requisite courses for graduate school in order to pursue my Masters for Speech and Language Pathology.
Name the moment that inspired you to take your career path.
This is still hard to pinpoint what the exact moment was, however, while in undergrad, I was observing a speech therapy session for an aphasic client. The clinician was working with the client to re-call her grandchildren’s names from a family photo. Later, she worked with a child for articulation therapy. I admired the speech therapist’s ability to demonstrate her ability with various populations and met the needs for each client with great enthusiasm and care. I felt that this was truly the right field for me to utilize the skills that come so naturally to me.
What do you specialize in?
American Speech-Language-Hearing (ASHA) certified, Fluency interventions, Autism, Early Intervention specialist, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Early language development, Sensory feeding, Expressive and receptive language delays, Articulation and phonological disorders, DIR/Floortime, Parent Coaching
Coffee or tea?
Favorite therapeutic swing?
The rainbow (acrobat) swing
What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?
Receiving my Masters in Speech Language Pathology.
Books or movies?
Where would you go on your dream vacation?
Favorite children’s book?
The Giving Tree
What skill are you most proud of?
I always feel proud of myself when a client meets a goal!