I provided speech-language therapy services in the public schools of Oklahoma for 18 years. In addition, I also coordinated a district RTI program for 10 years and then was licensed as a reading specialist. Now I am in private practice as an SLP, reading specialist, and certified as a structured literacy teacher by the International Dyslexia Association. My speech-language expertise is the foundation for all of my other trainings and certifications. We have a fantastic field that prepares us to not only work on traditional skills, but also more contemporary roles of reading.
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Those in the teaching field know there aren't many formal awards for doing what we do every day. I work with kids and help them build a foundation for more learning every day. What could be better than that?
M.S. from University of Tulsa in Speech Pathology M.Ed. from Benedictine University in Reading/Literacy ASHA certified CCC-SLP/ OK Licensed OK licensed reading specialist International Dyslexia Association certified Structured Literacy Teacher
When I wasn't happy with the professional development for SLPs offered in my state, I created my own state-wide conference for school SLPs. Just because no one's ever done it that way, doesn't mean it can't be done!
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