I am a former preschool teacher and autism researcher. I transitioned to speech pathology and work with children from Birth-Kindergarten with speech delays, developmental disorders, and genetic disorders.
I am a play-based therapist and I enjoy using toys and games to facilitate language. I believe parent education is critical to children's success in learning vocabulary and mastering speech concepts.
Summa Cum Laude - Master of Communication Disorders Recipient of Training Grant: Interdisciplinary Project to Prepare Culturally Competent SLPs to Provide Services to Children with Disabilities (2015-2016) U.S. Student Fulbright Competition Grant, Africa region (2009) National Education Association Grant (2008-2009)
M.Ed. Communication Disorders, North Carolina Central University Birth-Kindergarten Teaching License, UNC Chapel Hill B.S. Biology, UNC Chapel Hill
I run a blog called the Bay Ridge Bird Room. I write about tips for helping moms, postpartum life, preschool education, outdoor children's activities and home decor! You can check it out at www.bayridgebirdroom.com