As Speech/Language Pathologists, we help people identify and manage their speech and language challenges.
From a toddler learning to understand their first word to a professional conveying complex ideas to co-workers at a meeting, the acquisition and use of speech and language is complex. Effective communication means that speech and language enhances, and does not interfere with daily living. We help children and adults understand and use their communication strengths to achieve their academic and professional goals.
My clients range from elementary school children undiagnosed or diagnosed with speech and language disorders, such as dyslexia, Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, stuttering, articulation disorders, and other language-based learning deficits to professional adults only recently aware of their speech/language challenges or wanting to improve their communication skills.
Twenty years of experience has taught me that we all have communication strengths and weaknesses. It’s those differences that make us who we are, so it’s important to honor our differences while at the same time helping students and adults perform at their best. This objective is accomplished by using a holistic approach that identifies problems, taps into and supports special interests, fosters a “growth mindset,” uses scientifically based interventions, and finally normalizes the entire therapy experience. We are all different, and that is not only okay, but wonderful.
As a Boston University educated, licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist I continue to train to address the needs of my clients. I have participated in private study groups with other professionals, supervised students, engaged in peer mentoring, taken a range of courses in reading, writing, social language and more, and worked as a LifeMap Coach for the Asperger’s Association of New England.
Other interests include: Camping, listening to classical music, biking, reading, traveling the world, and painting.
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