ASHA Certified Speech Language Pathologist specializing in pediatrics. Creative therapist who is driven to provide focused and innovative treatment in an environment that facilitates client motivation and family involvement in treatment outcomes. Driven problem solver with particular interest and experience with early childhood language delay, apraxia, auditory processing disorders, and pragmatic language disorders. Focus on providing treatment that optimizes carryover of skills into real life settings.
Licensed Speech-language Pathologist, State of North Carolina 2017
Licensed Speech-language Pathologist, State of Florida 1997-present
Persistent collaborator with family, teachers, and related treatment professionals for continuity of care for clients
Extensive experience with Lindamood-Bell programs
Combined use of learned strategies and book knowledge with compassion and understanding from motherhood.
Thorough diagnosis skills using formal and informal testing measures coupled with adept report writing skills in evaluation of speech and language disorders
Specialty training in velopharyngeal insufficiency
Excellent data reporting and reevaluation of treatment efficacy and need for changing objectives.
07/2001 to 07/2002
Speech-language PathologistAll Children's Hospital, Speciality Care Center － Palm Harbor, Florida
Comprehensive individual treatment for client's with apraxia of speech, expressive and receptive language delays, articulation disorders, fluency, autism, resonance, and auditory processing disorders.
Thorough evaluation and diagnosis of speech and language disorders utilizing standardized tests, language sampling, and play observations coupled with comprehensive written report of results.
Diligent data collector and interpreter that continually adapted therapy goals and objectives to client's changing needs.
08/1997 to 02/2000
Speech-language PathologistAll Children's Hospital － St. Petersburg, Florida
Completed Clinical Fellowship Year under excellent supervision in an outpatient pediatric setting for client's with language delays and disorders, apraxia of speech, articulation and phonological disorders, fluency disorders, autism spectrum disorders, voice and resonance disorders, and auditory processing.
Managed full caseload of diverse client's needs spanning ages 12 months to 17 years, kept excellent data records, excelled in time management, communicated clearly with parents and other involved professionals to provide comprehensive treatment with positive outcomes.
Specialty trained in velopharyngeal radiographic studies.
08/1995 to 06/1997
Graduate Student Speech Therapist in Mentor ProgramHillsborough County Schools － Tampa, FL
Under supervision, diagnosed and planned treatment at Monroe Middle school for a caseload of approximately 75 middle school students with speech and language disorders.
Conducted annual IEP meeting to address educational concerns and treatment goals and progress as relating to speech and language needs of students on caseload.
Collaborated with client's classroom teachers and incorporated classroom learning activities into therapy environment and provided in classroom support to students when necessary to help facilitate carryover and practicality of skill development.
Education and Training
Master of Science: Speech- language PathologyUniversity of South Florida － Tampa, Florida
Bachelor of Science: Speech-language PathologyFlorida State University － Tallahassee, Florida