I am excited to offer services in my new Greenlake office and hope that my experience, training and education can help serve your child. This is a field where experience and training makes all the difference in success. The more experienced and well-trained the clinician, the more quickly the disorder is diagnosed and the more efficiently treatment techniques are synthesized to best suit your child. The result is a more productive therapy plan and the more quickly goals are met. This field is both an art and a science--working with kids, making therapy fun, helping kids feel successful and weaving in a research-based treatment plan--and I have loved working in this profession for the past 20 years.
Personally, I live in Seattle with my husband and our three kids. We spend most of our time outside of work standing on sidelines, sitting in gyms, travelling, and enjoying many outdoor activities in our beautiful area. I have another lifelong love of soccer and I continue to coach my kids' soccer teams. Please take some time to read through my bio and contact me if you have any questions about how my experience may help your child.
March 2011 – September 2016 Speech-Language Pathologist – Pediatric Speech and Language Therapy – Seattle, WA. In a private practice setting, I provided individual speech therapy and evaluations for a wide variety of pediatric speech and language disorders. In addition to developmental speech and language disorders, my specialties included work with cleft palate, tongue thrust, apraxia, autism and higher level language disorders often seen in children with ADHD.
Sep 2009 - Jun 2010 Speech-Language Pathologist - Seattle School District-Seattle, WA.
As a contract employee through Peninsula Therapy Services, I was placed in a variety of settings including a developmental preschool, elementary school and a K-8 school.
Jan 2007 - Jun 2007 Speech-Language Pathologist - Renton School District-Renton, WA.
As a contract employee, I worked in Level II and Level III classrooms as well as with the general education population in an elementary school.
Jun 1996 - Jun 2005 Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist - Mary Bridge Children's Hospital-Tacoma, WA,
Working in a regional children's hospital, in both inpatient and outpatient clinics, allowed me the opportunity to work with a variety of populations. I specialized in birth to three speech, language, feeding and swallowing disorders; voice disorders; and stuttering. I was responsible for evaluations and treatment across diagnoses. In addition, I worked in co-treatment settings through the neurodevelopmental program. I also gained experience working in a variety of clinics including cleft palate team, GI clinic and respiratory clinic. I supervised graduate student interns and a clinical fellow.
Jan 1996 - Jun 1996 Speech-Language Pathologist Graduate Intern - Children's Hospital-Seattle, WA.
Outpatient and inpatient evaluations and treatment primarily in acute care rehabilitation.
Western Washington University - Bellingham, WA
Master of Arts, Sep 1993 - Jun 1996
Santa Clara University - Santa Clara, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Sep 1988 - Jun 1992
English major, linguistics emphasis
PROMPT training, level 1 Certification, Seattle, WA 2011