- Professional- Childhood Language Development, Literacy, Bilingualism and Cognition; Personal- biking, dance, performing arts, travel
- Visualizing and Verbalizing
- Accent Modification,Apraxia of Speech,Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC),Bilingualism,Fluency/Fluency Disorders,Language Disorders,Literacy,Phonological Disorders,Resonance Disorders,Voice Disorders
As an SLP for the past 10+ years, I have had a wide variety of experience working with children across outpatient settings, private practice, schools, and homes. Most recently, I have been working at the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab with pediatrics and adults. I provide evaluation and treatment to children with disorders including, but not limited to, articulation/phonology, fluency, motor speech (e.g. Cerebral Palsy), Childhood Apraxia of Speech, social communication difficulties, and receptive/expressive language disorders, as well as adults with aphasia, dysphagia, voice disorders, and cognitive-linguistic deficits. I am particularly passionate about working with bilingual (Spanish/English) children to ensure that they receive appropriate treatment for cross-linguistic speech, language, or reading development. I also love working on phonological awareness to facilitate reading and spelling skills, as I find that kids become more engaged and motivated when they also see increased academic success. I have experience treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and traumatic brain injuries as well. One of my favorite aspects of being a speech therapist is collaborating with parents and other professionals in order to maximize outcomes and carryover of treatment, and I am always happy to provide education or training in management techniques.
When I am not working with clients and their families, I love to explore the world and meet people from various cultures. I’m also an avid hiker, skier, and general outdoor enthusiast.