As a speech-language pathologist, I have specialized in working with children birth through elementary school and their caregivers. Every person is able to learn, at different rates and in different ways. I focus on strengths and areas of interest to teach underlying skills and concepts to help students learn in all areas. Learning can be challenging, and just as importantly, it can be fun! I attend to the student as a whole person and build on my belief that we are all life-long-learners... [more]
As a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist, I have supported students in understanding and using appropriate grammar in both spoken and written form. Teaching specific grammatical rules as well as practicing targeted features, students learn to incorporate and utilize correct grammar. It would be a pleasure to speak with you about how we might work together.
As a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist, I support students in all aspects related to reading. My primary focus is supporting students understanding vocabulary, identifying main ideas and supporting details, sequencing, predicting, and relating information from the text to their personal experiences and/or current events. I also use a direct instruction technique when appropriate that assists students in identifying various writing structures. It would be a pleasure to speak with you to see how we might work together.
As a Speech-Language Pathologist, I have spent my career supporting students in understanding the relationship between written and spoken language. From learning to answer basic questions to writing multi-page reports, each student is supported in her/his strengths and areas for growth. Sessions are as flexible or structured as needed for the student to be successful. There is also a direct instruction technique I use as appropriate to assist the student in understanding various text structures. It would be a pleasure to speak with you about how we might work together.
As a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist, I have studied and interacted with all aspects of English, as well as supported students in learning necessary aspects. Whether the student needs to focus on vocabulary, grammar, conversation, and/or verb tense/ subject-verb agreement, sessions are designed to utilize the student's strengths to build on areas for growth. It would be a pleasure to speak with you about how we might work together.
I am a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist who has focused on working with children and families from birth through elementary school. I hold a teaching certificate in Missouri and a credential for school based speech-language pathology in CA. My work with students is based on what they work on in class, and I often worked as a co-teacher in the classroom. Currently, I am completing my Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Disability Studies.
I have been working with children and adults who have special needs and their families for more than two decades. In addition to targeting academic skills, support can be offered in social skills, tasks of daily living and/or areas specific to the child. I have worked with babies born extremely prematurely, children, adolescents, and adults who have a disability. My focus is on the student's strengths and helping her/him reach goals in a way that supports a sense of being a capable learner. It would be a pleasure to speak with you about how we might work together.
I have worked with children and adolescents diagnosed as having ADD/ADHD in school settings for several years. It has been my experience that providing active learning experiences is highly beneficial to supporting these students. One of the aspects that is critical in assisting students learn is determining if their attention difficulties relate to focusing on too many things or if they are hyper focused. Often students are able to accurately self-assess when given specific guidance and are great partners in finding learning strategies that work best for them. Offering neurofeedback has also had strong positive results for children with whom I have used this method.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
I began working with children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder more than 2 decades ago. Judevine Center for Autism is a nationally recognized therapeutic center where I worked for 7 years. In this job, I worked with individuals as young as 3 years old through adulthood in home, academic and community settings. My experience working with children and families continued beyond this job through my work as a speech-language pathologist. In addition to having a strong foundation in behavioral principles, I operate from a relational perspective. It would be a pleasure speaking with you about your child to see how we can work together.
My work with students who have dyslexia has been primarily in elementary school. While there are several specific programs that can be utilized with students with this diagnosis, I have found that most students experience success and decreased frustration when a language-based approach is taken. When students are able to gather information from the context, they tend to approach reading more fluidly and are able to self-correct when they process the information differently than is provided. Offering strategies for organization and clarity related to mathematics can provide tools the student is able to implement with greater independence.