Certification: Certified member of the American Speech, Language, Hearing Association (ASHA), Member of the Connecticut Speech, Language, Hearing Association (CSHA), Certified Provisional Educator by the Connecticut Department of Education, Licensed SLP by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Certified MAPS facilitator, CPR Certified
From: Long Island, New York
Education: Undergraduate: Worcester State College, Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders Graduate: Worcester State College, Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
Location: Milford Office
About Me: I have been a speech-language pathologist specializing in pediatrics since 2003. In addition to my many years of clinical experience, I am an adjunct professor at Sacred Heart University supervising first year graduate students. Additionally, I have worked within public and private school systems, creating and implementing cohesive IEPs and navigating the PPT process. I thoroughly enjoy working with the pediatric population and truly appreciate and admire the hard work each child puts in to increase their communication skills. I make parents a critical part of our treatment "team" to ensure their child's success both in and out of the therapeutic setting. I use a variety of treatment approaches, tailoring each session to the needs and abilities of the individual child. I am well versed in sensory needs and comfortably make those interventions available to my clients as needed during our sessions. I am part of the KidSense feeding team, ensuring that children with swallowing issues or finicky eating can increase their nutritional intake as well as participate in the social aspects of dining with family and friends. Additionally, the majority of my sessions revolve around Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking® methods and philosophies, as well as executive functioning. I believe social cognition and executive functioning touches upon all aspects of life and it is important to understand how to utilize these skills appropriately to navigate the social environment. I am fortunate to have my loving husband as my biggest supporter and my 5 beautiful children always teaching and reminding me what life is all about. I could not feel more blessed.