We Are Passionate About Therapy
SpeechFamily’s amazing team of therapists has decades of experience delivering therapy across multiple disorders and environments. This allows us to customize therapy for each individual, improving their communication and quality of life.
I am the founder of SpeechFamily and helping others improve their communication skills is my primary passion. Watching client’s confidence grow as their ability to communicate with friends, family, co-workers, and others improves is what drives me to continue to seek new ways to integrate speech and language therapy into their lives.
I enjoy working with children and adults with cognitive and communication disorders, such as receptive and expressive language, apraxia, dyslexia, phonological processing disorder, and dysfluency. I am trained in PROMPT, DIR/Floortime®, Lindamood Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing™, Applied Behavioral Analysis, and Multisensory Grammar.
In my spare time you can find me hiking and camping in the Georgian mountains, traveling, cooking, and entertaining my dog Chester.
I find no greater satisfaction than empowering an individual by helping them communicate more effectively and effortlessly. I have found that people of all ages are most successful in meeting their goals when there is open and frequent communication between the clinician and the client’s family, teachers, and/or other communication partners.
I enjoy working with children and adults. I am particularly interested in expressive and receptive language disorders, social communication (Autism Spectrum Disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders), articulation, fluency, and feeding disorders. I am trained in the SOS Approach to Feeding, Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk. I have experience working in Dekalb School District and Atlanta Public Schools.
My interests include traveling, creating and listening to music, gardening/cooking, and spending time with friends, family, and my kitten Olly.
I believe meaningful relationships stem from effective communication with family, friends, and those around you, and I am passionate about providing the best evidence-based practice for each individual to build those relationships.
I have worked with a wide range of people with autism, aphasia, apraxia, dysphasia, dementia, and dysarthria within a variety of different settings. I am trained in Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES), Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP), Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT Loud), and Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk.
In my spare time you can find me running, painting, or spending time communicating with family and friends.
I have over seventeen years of specialized experience in evaluating and treating adults and teens with neurological impairments.
During this time, I have treated a variety of complex cognitive-communication and neurological disorders, including reduced cognition and communication, dysphagia, dysarthria, aphasia, voice changes, and dysfluency. My work has spanned both inpatient and outpatient services across a broad range of settings, such as in-home, hospitals, clinics, skilled nursing, and behavioral units.
I have presented on many topics related to traumatic brain injury, collaboratively created a six-week program for auditory processing disorders, and was presented the Civilian Achievement Award for my work in the Department of Defense with military service members.
My interests include hiking, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and ballroom dancing.
Helping others learn to communicate to the fullest of his/her/their abilities has always been a passion of mine. Whether working as an elementary school teacher or research coordinator at an ALS clinic, I seek to guide and assist my clients based on who they are and what they want or need from therapy.
I am currently completing a Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Emerson College, and also hold a Master’s degree in Teaching from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders from San Francisco State University.
Outside of the clinic, I enjoy running, reading, yoga, and spending time with my two young sons, husband, our awesome Dog Oliver and tortoise Shelby.
I am a young Shichon with a passion for exploration. I’m a mix between Shih Tzu and Bichon Frise, making me soft and cuddly, hypoallergenic, and non-shedding. Humans commonly refer to me as a “teddy bear” or an “Ewok”.
I love attention and that means playing with people of all ages and dogs of all sizes. I consider myself a foodie, chewing toy aficionado, and a distinguished vocalist. When it's time for me to relax, I enjoy pampering myself in a muddy puddle, socializing on leisurely strolls, or swimming in the nearest creek.