Board Certified & Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist
- University of Northern Iowa-Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Minor in Gerontology
- University of Northern Iowa-Masters of Arts in Speech Language Pathology
Licenses & Certificates:
- Licensed to practice in South Carolina as a Speech Language Pathologist
- Received Certificate of Clinical Competence through American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Apraxia Kids National Conference
The Apraxia Kids National Conference is the only major conference on the speech, language, learning, and life needs of children with apraxia. The National Conference brings together parents, professionals, educators, and others who are seeking the most up-to-date and in-depth learning opportunities available.
Moving Forward with LAMP
This course focused on furthering the communication partner’s ability to implement the Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) approach at different language stages and across environments. Participants gave suggestions as to the next step for expanding
language and vocabulary, and described how to provide access to vocabulary across settings and activities to promote readiness to learn.
Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP)
Participants defined the role of readiness to learn and shared focus in the implementation of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They explained the importance of using motor patterning to develop motor automaticity, and examined the use of a form/function profile as well as an interest inventory for use with children with ASD.
37th Annual NCACA Conference: Flying High with AAC
Best practices were promoted for professionals working with people with complex communication needs. Sessions targeted successful application of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), using innovative strategies based in evidence based practice. Learning outcomes targeted identifying major components in AAC assessment and intervention plans with functional tools for clinical practice.
A Parent-Mediated, Play-Based Treatment Program for Autism Spectrum Disorder
This course examined the PLAY Project, an evidence-based home intervention and consultation program for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The course presented case studies as useful examples of children’s progress in treatment, the practical challenges of implementing a program, overcoming funding obstacles, and the importance of multicultural awareness in ASD intervention.
Welcome to Young Talkers!
Our mission is to provide quality speech-language and feeding therapy services to the pediatric and adult population in order to enhance their verbal/non-verbal communication and feeding skills. We accomplish this by identifying concerns through specialized evaluations and the development of goals to meet the needs of the patient and the family.