Creative integration of evidence-based tools including hippotherapy, art and music for the purpose of habilitation and rehabilitation.
1) $10,000 career development grant from the American Association of University Women 2) Paid undergraduate internship assisting in biomedical research at the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) at NIH in Bethesda, Maryland.
Professional violinist for 25 years after studying violin performance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music; studied at the Goethe Language Institute in Hannover, Germany; received a MS in CSD from University of Central Arkansas.
I'm an American citizen, but was born in Papua, New Guinea. My artwork includes canvases for walls at the University of Central Arkansas and a private therapy clinic, as well as in private homes in several states. Other artwork includes full-room wall and ceiling murals in private homes, custom-painted children's furniture, and custom artwork on clothing. I also paint cards and compose custom poems for special occasions. In therapy, I've been able to use my art to create coloring sheets which illustrate sentences with target sounds for pre-readers, games, confidence-boosters, and just for fun take-home coloring sheets with themes requested by each child.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Spelling, Specialty, Arts & Music, Music, Special Education, Other (Specialty), Communication Disorders, Oral Communication, Speech Therapy, For All Subjects, For Administrators