Certification: Certified member of the American Speech and Hearing Association, Member of the Connecticut Speech & Hearing Association, Licensed Speech-language pathologist by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health, Initial Educator Certificate from the State of Connecticut State Board of Education, and CPR certification
From: Palisades Park, New Jersey
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders with a Minor in Psychology from the University of Connecticut & Master of Arts in Communication Sciences from the University of Connecticut
Location: Milford and Danbury Offices
About Me: When I get asked why I am a speech therapist, the answer comes quickly. I value communication as one of the integral parts of interpersonal relations. It allows to us connect with others and the world around us in unique ways. In becoming a speech-language pathologist I took on a personal challenge to develop and restore communicative abilities in others. I have gained experience working with pediatrics, ranging from toddlers to teenagers in outpatient, educational, and in-home settings addressing cognitive, communication, and swallowing deficits related to a variety of congenital and acquired etiologies including Autism, Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Down’s Syndrome, and Hearing Impairments. Working at KidSense allows me to use my skills to build a bridge in order to better navigate the educational and social demands encountered by the pediatric population. These opportunities have fostered a strong interest in working with executive functioning and the use of various forms of assistive technology as well as the incorporation of web-based resources to meet the needs of children. In addition, my experiences have drawn me to develop clinical skills in evaluating, diagnosing, and creating interventions for bilingual (Spanish-English) children.