Hello! I am in my 33rd year as a credentialed, licensed Speech Language Pathologist in rural, northern California. I work both in the public school system (three different schools) and in the local acute facility. Areas of expertise include CAS (childhood apraxia of speech), developmental articulation delays, articulation disorders, phonological disorders, voice disorders, language learning disabilities, fluency disorders, dysphagia, acute CVA, aphasia, dysarthria, ALS, Parkinson's disease, PSP. I also have experience as a supervising SLP and as an administrator and am the Lead SLP in my county.
Often the children I work with have weak auditory skills and stronger visual skills. I use the child's strengths to address their weaknesses. :)
ASHA's ACE award, December 2011. Fourth ACE award received in October 2014. Named ASHA S.T.E.P. Mentor - October 2014.
California State University, Sacramento Bachelor of Arts, Speech Pathology and Audiology, 1981 California State University, Sacramento Master of Arts, Speech Pathology and Audiology, 1984 Chapman College Administrative Credential, 1990
I am a small-town gal, and mother of two sons who, like their dad (my hubby) are engineers. I am musical-primarily vocal at this point--sons and hubby are also musically inclined. I've been a band mom, soccer mom, and a scout mom. Both sons are both Eagle Scouts.
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Critical Thinking, Literature, School Counseling, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, Summer, Informational Text, Early Intervention, Phonics, Women's History Month