I am a school-based speech-language pathologist. I have worked at both the elementary and secondary levels, as well as in self-contained special education classrooms, with a large majority of those students on the autism spectrum. I have a love of alternative and augmentative communication and celebrating the small successes along the way.
At the secondary level, I always try to use a push-in service delivery model as part of my students' English classes. I feel there is great value in teaching speech-language skills in the context of classroom material. I appreciate the importance of teaching functional communication skills to my students graduating into the real world. I love to be creative and integrate literature into my lessons and activities as often as possible. I love using assistive technology and problem solving for challenging kids.
ASHA certified; Utah State Professional License; Utah Alternative and Augmentative Communication Team (UAAACT)
Ricks College, AA., Communicative Disorders, 2001 Brigham Young University, B.S., Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, 2003 Utah State University, M.Ed, Speech Language Pathology, 2008
I love being a mom and I love being a speech-language pathologist! I have the best of both worlds and get to spend most every day with my wonderful little kiddos, but get a "day off" every once in a while to go to work. Creating speech-language activities for fellow SLP's is a happy way for me to stay connected to my professional life while I play with my kids at home.