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My passion for speech language pathology began 20 years ago. My daughter failed her hearing tests and I learned that she had profound hearing loss. Soon after, she received cochlear implants. The surgery was just the beginning! We started intensive speech therapy. I had never given much thought to what a speech language pathologist did, but as I sat through countless sessions with my daughter I was continually impressed with the knowledge and skill of her therapist. After seeing the dramatic results with my daughter, I decided that I wanted to be a speech language pathologist! I wanted to help children learn to speak!

Fast forward 20 years, I have had the pleasure and experience of working with both children and adults. I spent many years working in the acute care hospital setting honing my skills of dysphagia therapy and cognitive rehabilitation. I have worked in early intervention, home health, and in the schools. In each setting, I have gained valuable experience that has lead me to be a well-rounded therapist. I truly enjoy working with all age groups.

Education:

Master of Science- Arizona State University

Member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

American Sign Language