Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Western Illinois University Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Licensed from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) Professional Educator License from Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Professional Memberships: Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA) Southwestern Illinois Speech Language Hearing Association (SWISHA) American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Welcome to my web page!
I am excited to be the speech-language pathologist who will be working with 4th and 5th grade students this school year.
During therapy sessions, my students will have the opportunity to engage in multiple communication activities that will allow him/her to improve their articulation, fluency, language, and/or social language skills. Periodically, I will send home a session note to inform parents of what their child worked on in therapy that day. Throughout the school year I will send home various activities for students to complete to practice good speech/ language skills. Students should complete the activities and return them to school. Although speech/language homework is not required to be completed, in my experience, I have seen that students who practice their speech/language skills frequently outside of school will make faster progress. With that said, it is important that parents work with their child at home to help them improve their speech/language skills.
I look forward to working with each student and having a productive and great year! If there are any questions or concerns at any time throughout the school year please feel free to contact me.