I was dubbed the “R Czar” years ago, by a SLP friend. She and other SLPs in the Washington DC area , routinely sent me their ‘hardest’ artic cases. –the ones with intractable R distortions or Lateral Lisps. My success rate , while not 100% , is pretty high. My record for innovation includes developing and implementing the first clinical use of ultrasound for speech therapy biofeedback, two week daily intensive therapy, use of an invented foreign language... and others. As R Czar, my expertise is with the “tough” speech disorders-- apraxia, dysarthria, speech sound disorders, ‘straight artic’, and the elusive ‘sloppy speech’. I was the contracted and invited SLP in several private schools, including elite Sidwell Friends School in Washington DC. Co-owner/co-founder of a Bethesda, Maryland private practice, I’ve also taught continuing education seminars, and did field testing for standardization of an articulation test.
…is eclectic, that is, whatever works, including “hands-on” . I use any and all tools in an SLP’s toolbox and have invented some great tools, which I am sharing via TpT.. I use what works--often a combination.
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Both my undergraduate and graduate degrees are from the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville.
After many years and busy careers in the Washington DC area, my husband and I ‘retired’ to Beaufort, South Carolina. I say ‘retired’ in quotes because that didn’t last long. We both resumed our professional work, but at a slower pace than previously. And, after years as a passionate Irish StepDancer in Maryland, I taught Irish dancing to children in South Carolina for 3 years (when not doing speech therapy..).