I am now working in private practice, but I was a speech-language pathologist in Louisiana Public Schools for over 24 years treating students aged 3 to 15. Experience includes treating students with hearing loss, apraxia, autism, and all varieties of articulation, language, voice and fluency disorders, implementing AAC and other technology as well as supervising our district's SLPs and Teachers of the Deaf.
I believe speech/language therapy should be both effective and fun. When kids get excited about therapy they are motivated to please and do their best! Then we see results!
Award of Excellence in the field from Speech Pathologists & Audiologists in Louisiana Schools, 2018 Public School System of the Year from the Louisiana Speech Language and Hearing Association, 2019
I received by Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders from Northeast Louisiana University in 1994 (now called University of Louisiana-Monroe) In 1995, I graduated from LSU with a Masters Degree in Speech Pathology.
I was born and raised in the heart of cajun country but now live in Prairieville, LA with my two boys, my high school sweetheart husband, Lola (my lovable Lhasa Apso), Juniper and Scout (the rescue cats). When I'm not doing speech therapy, I love to travel, blog, read, antique, crochet and craft! OH, and like all SLPs, I love to TALK!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Environment, Arts & Music, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, School Counseling, Character Education, Problem Solving, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Early Intervention, Phonics, Close Reading