SLP for the School District of Philadelphia since 1978. Preschool: 1978-1981). K-12 (1981-present). Speech and language support to students enrolled in general education, learning support, life skills support and autistic support classrooms. SLP support services during Extended School Year to students enrolled in ASD, LSS and MDS programs. -In-The-News: Faculty coordinator for newspaper written by those students enrolled in the ASD program at Kensington International Business, Finance, and Entrepreneurship High School. - Co-grant writer for Make-and-Take Workshop for Families, Caregivers, Teachers, Classroom Assistants and SLPs who work with children with Autism (submitted to Autism Speaks, June, 2010).
Every child's needs, personality, life's experiences are so very different; however, it is important to make therapy both productive and enjoyable for each student, whether they're seen individually or within a group situation. It is also important to utilize materials that enable each student the ability to ACTIVELY participate on various levels....and therefore, materials should accommodate researched-based strategies that can be productive within diverse teaching/group situations.
Two ACE awards from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
I received my doctorate in Special Education from Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa; MA in audiology from Temple University, a master's equivalency in speech pathology from Temple University and my BA, also from Temple University. I maintain Certificates of Clinical Competence in both Audiology and Speech Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and I hold a Certificate in Autism from Pennsylvania State University.
One of my coordinating efforts includes the development of In-The-News, a school newspaper formatted and written by high school students enrolled in autistic support classrooms.
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