I have been a Speech Language Pathologist for 9 years and have had the privilege to work in a variety of different settings. I have experience working with all populations, from birth though adults. I have provided services in the following settings: home-based, integrated preschool facility, school based, inpatient/outpatient hospital, private rehabilitation clinics, and nursing homes.
I enjoy providing speech services to others through being creative, fun, and relatable, all the while being goal focused and tailoring therapy to each individual students/clients needs.
*** Product Statement *** In opening this store, I did a lot of research to ensure that the use of any graphics, clip art, pictures, etc. in my products would not violate any sort of copyright infringement and/or licensing regulations. With that being said, this is the reason that for social stories, visuals, etc. being sold in my store, you will not see me using any Boardmaker images. While Boardmaker is a wonderful tool, their policy regarding selling products using their icons is too unclear for my comfort. In contacting them directly, multiple times, I received varying responses as to what their policy specifically is. In addition, I do not personally own a copy of Boardmaker. The only access I have ever had to Boardmaker, has been through my employers. There are very specific federal licensing and piracy laws that specifically address it being illegal to use software purchased by your employer for any sort of personal use, gain, and/or profit. I do understand that many people like their visuals, social stories, etc. icons to be consistent with Boardmaker as that is the most widely used PCS (picture communication symbols) however due to all of the above, I have done my best in the materials I have created to find icons/pictures that are similar or as close to Boardmaker images as possible. While they may not be the exact same, I do think the icons/pictures I use are still of great quality. Since I am not an attorney, nor do I ever want to have to hire one over concerns about copyright infringement, licensing, and/or piracy violations - protecting myself by using images that are royalty-free is the safest choice for me.
Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology, as well as have obtained my teaching certification in the field of Speech, Language, and Hearing Disabilities.
My passions in the field of Speech Pathology are: Autism, sign language, preparing students with important life skills, swallowing disorders, and many more!