I recently earned my national certification while working in the elementary school setting, serving students with a variety of disorders. I have experience working as a graduate student intern in the private practice, skilled nursing facility, and inpatient/outpatient pediatric setting as well as experience as an SLP Assistant working in an elementary school. I hold my Florida state license as well as being certified through the American-Speech Language Hearing Association.I have completed training in Lindamood Bell’s Visualizing and Verbalizingprogram and MindWing’s Story Grammar Markerprogram.
While attending Bridgewater College as an undergraduate student, I was unsure what I wanted to study. I only knew that I wanted a profession dealing with helping people. I earned my bachelor’s degree in 2014, double majoring in Sociology and French. My senior year, I was introduced to the profession of Speech Pathology through my grandpa’s hospital stay. I fell in love with the profession and knew this is what I wanted to do! I received my post-baccalaureate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Florida (go Gators!) and my master’s degree in Speech- Language Pathology from James Madison University. Working with the pediatric population is my true passion. From experiencing a nonverbal child speak their first words or use a communication device independently for the first time to a child with a speech-sound disorder producing their sound independently in conversation, this is truly the most rewarding profession. I thoroughly enjoy each one of my therapy sessions, exploring new ways of communicating that fit the needs of each individual child. I look forward to possibly working with your child and helping them enjoy growing in their communication abilities!