I am an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist who services children and young adults with developmental disabilities. I specialize in Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC). I work with individuals with a wide range of diagnoses including: autism, deaf and hard of hearing, related neurological disorders, speech and language disorders, sensory integration disorder, and social skills development. In September 2017 I received my Assistive Technology Practitioner certification through RESNA.
After graduation I gained experience and was able to apply my learned skills in a variety of education and clinical settings. I became interested in AAC after working for the Developmental Disabilities Institute in New York. There I received training on how to create, format and use both low, mid and high tech communication devices. I have continued my love for AAC ever since, and I continue to learn about this communication method in order to enhance my skills. If you'd like a copy of my resume please ask.
In 2003 I graduated Magna Cum Laude with my Bachelors of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Long Island University. I was honored to be the recipient of the Dr. Neil Sheldon Undergraduate Award for Outstanding Achievement in the field of Communication Disorders that year. I then attended the MGH-Institute of Health Professions where I received my Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology in 2005. There I not only received instruction within the speech and language field, but I also worked towards receiving my reading certification.