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I am a multiply-neurodivergent speech language pathologist, providing strengths-based, person-directed speech and language therapy to children and adults in their homes and in community settings. 

 

The goal of my work is to help individuals communicate and connect with others in whatever ways are most natural and joyful to them, and to help communication partners understand, nurture, and celebrate all forms of communication and connection.

ABOUT

ABOUT ME

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I earned my Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Pacific University, Oregon, in 2016, and received my diagnoses of autism and ADHD as an adult. I am the parent of two fantastic, multiply-neurodivergent communicators and the spouse of another! 

 

I began my career as a speech-language pathologist in a community-based early childhood program, and I have worked with adults and children of all ages, along with their caregivers, educators, and other communication partners, on communication goals that are authentic, meaningful, and contribute to the well-being of the individual. Areas of special interest include:

  • Language development, including normal variations in the developmental trajectory of neurodivergent language learners

  • Multimodal communication tools and strategies, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)

  • Neurodivergent pragmatic and social communication as a difference, not a deficit

  • Self-awareness and self-advocacy across the lifespan

  • Collaboration and consultation with caregivers, educators, and other service providers

 

Professional development, memberships, trainings, and continuing education include:

 

  • Let's UNMASC neurodiversity-affirming social communication course

  • Gestalt Language Development and Gestalt Language and AAC Trained Clinician Registries

  • SCERTS model for collaborative service provision

  • Autism Level Up neurodiversity-affirming frameworks and tools

  • Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) model of care

  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention and ASIST trained and certified

  • Educational Coaching and Routines-Based Intervention professional development series

  • Therapist Neurodiversity Collective Member

CONTACT ME

CONTACT

PHONE

647-779-5972

E-MAIL

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