<p”>From a very young age my parents have documentation of me helping my sister learn to talk. While in high school, I was able to shadow a speech-language pathologist and decided to pursue my degree at Ball State University. I obtained both my Bachelor’s (’98) and Master’s Degrees from Ball State (’00). While in college, I knew that I wanted to work with children to help them communicate.
Throughout my career (over 20 years of experience), I have primarily worked for local central Indiana school districts and spent three years working for a private practice. My primary focus has been on helping children ages 3-6. However, I also enjoy working with elementary aged students. For the last three years, I have practiced as a speech-language pathologist and collaborated with school-base preschool programs to assist teachers with difficult behaviors, varying classroom needs, and integrating therapy into their curriculum. I have also co-taught in an intensive speech/language therapy classroom utilizing narrative story retelling and vocabulary development while treating varying speech sound disorders and providing language interventions.
During therapy, I want to connect to each child and incorporate activities that engage, teach, and grow confidence in their unique areas of need. I strive to communicate with families simple activities that they can complete (if they choose) to help their child improve their success in an array of environments. I look forward to meeting you and working to support your child so they can reach their full communicative potential.
Outside of work, I enjoy: spending time with my young adult children, traveling, walking my dog, having dinner with friends, and volunteering with Fueled for School.