1,600+ hours of work with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. 125+ hours of volunteerism at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center including 60+ hours of direct contact with patients during group therapy sessions. 30+ observation hours with certified speech-language pathologists.
Facilitator Teaching Style: - Focus on activities with an emphasis on student-centered learning - Responsibility is placed on the students to take the initiative for meeting the demands of various learning tasks - Learning throughout the entire process, rather than the final outcome - Learning through mistakes and the correction of one's own mistakes with cues/prompts and feedback when needed
Charge Up Your Chapter Poster Design 1st Place Winner: NSSLHA Experience, 2014 ASHA Convention. Convention Logo Designer: 2015 and 2016 OSLHA Convention
Bachelor of Science: Psychology (Graduated in 2013) Post-Baccalaureate Coursework: Communication Sciences and Disorders (Completed Spring 2014) Master of Art: Speech-Language Pathology (Will Graduate in 2017)
As a recent graduate with a bachelor of science degree in Psychology with a minor in studio art, I am aware of the positive impact creativity can have on quality of life. Unleashing the creative beast within tames the lethal monster wreaking havoc on the hearts and minds of those struggling to keep them at bay. Implementing creative outlets into lesson plans and therapy does not only allow students and patients to relax and let loose in a healthy and positive way, but also gives them opportunities to communicate both verbally and non-verbally. As a student of speech-language pathology, this attitude has helped to form my approach to intervention.