CERTIFIED SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST, M.S. CCC-SLP
Certified Speech-Language Pathologist with school based experience at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, State of Connecticut 2014-Present.
Connecticut Department of Public Health License in Speech and Language Pathology.
Initial Educator Certificate.
Speech and language screenings and comprehensive evaluations
Adept with augmentative and alternative communication devices: iPad, Dynavox, 7-Level Communication Builders, and voice output iPad applications GoTalkNow, Proloquo2go, and Tobii Compass Dynavox
Cleft palate familiarity
Knowledgeable in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Social skills therapy competency
Team training and consultation
Family and client education
Down Syndrome knowledge
Clinical supervisor for graduate student clinician and speech language pathologist assistant
Certified Speech Language Pathologist, M.S. CCC-SLP July 2013 to CurrentJeffrey Elementary School, Brown Middle School, Polson Middle School, Daniel Hand High School - Madison, CT
Provides a variety of speech and language services for students ranging from elementary, middle, and high school levels during school year and extended school year summer programs.
Caseload averaging 40 students.
Administers comprehensive language evaluations
and screenings, interprets results, and provides appropriate
recommendations based on student need.
Plans and provides therapy for students with disabilities including articulation, expressive and receptive language, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum disorders, fluency and social deficits.
Develops annual goals/objectives based on the specific needs and developmental level of the student identified through
evaluations or existing goals and objectives.
Utilizes evidence-based research to inform and
guide current and future practice.
Consults and collaborates effectively with
members of trans-disciplinary team.
Attends and participates in SST, PPT, and special education meetings.
Graduate Student Clinician January 2013 to April 2013Jeffrey Elementary School, Brown Middle School, Polson Middle School - Madison, CT
Provided a variety of speech and language services for students ranging from kindergarten to eighth grade at the elementary and middle school levels.
Caseload averaging at least 40 students.
Administered comprehensive language evaluations and planned and provided therapy for students with disabilities including articulation, expressive and receptive language, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum disorders, fluency and social deficits.
Co-facilitated small group therapy with school psychologist and/or social worker.
Attended and participated in SST, PPT, and special education meetings.
Graduate Student Clinician September 2012 to December 2012Maple View Health and Rehabilitation Center - Rocky Hill, CT
Provided a variety of speech and language services for adults with swallowing, language, and cognitive deficits in a sub- acute rehabilitative health-care facility.
Caseload averaging 10-15 patients.
Conducted comprehensive evaluation procedures such as Clinical Bedside Swallowing Evaluations and participated in Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing Tests.
Provided patient-specific therapy for adults with varying diagnoses including swallowing disorders, stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia, receptive and expressive language, memory, and cognitive deficits.
Participated in care-plan team meetings with trans-disciplinary staff.
Graduate Student Clinician August 2011 to July 2012Southern Connecticut State University Center for Communication Disorders - New Haven, CT
Provided a variety of family-inclusive speech, language, and hearing services for children and adults with communication disorders in the culturally and economically diverse community of the Greater New Haven area and its surrounding counties.
Implemented diagnostic evaluation procedures and provided client-specific intervention for children with communication disorders in areas of articulation, phonology, expressive and receptive language, fluency, voice, augmentative/alternative communication, literacy, social skills, and counseling of clients/caregivers.
Provided individual and group treatment services for adults post-stroke or post- traumatic brain injury with communication disorders such as aphasia and apraxia, with deficits in the areas of articulation, fluency, receptive and expressive language, cognitive-linguistic and social skills, and integrated use of augmentative communication devices.
Responsible for developing, selecting, designing, and implementing appropriate treatment protocols, goals, and stimuli to facilitate therapy services.
Full-Time Intern August 2009 to June 2010Trumbull Early Childhood Education Center - Trumbull, CT
Substitute teaching and classroom assisting in a pre-school early intervention program.
Responsible for instruction of two- hundred heterogeneous regular and special education pre- school students with varying developmental, speech, language, cognitive, physical, and/or social-emotional deficits.
Assisted in individualized and group speech and language therapy sessions.
Attended PPT and trans-disciplinary staff meetings.
Education and Training
Master of Science : Speech and Language Pathology, 2013Southern Connecticut State University - New Haven, CT
Master of Arts : Teaching, 2010Sacred Heart University - Fairfield, CT
Bachelor of Arts : Elementary Education & Spanish, 2009Roger Williams University - Bristol, RI
Conversational in Spanish
Time management proficiency, IEP Direct web-based software expertise