For over 35 years, I have been a speech-language pathologist specializing in children and adults with complex communication needs.
A few years ago, I accepted a full-time position as Director of Assistive Technology Programs at the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University.
I continue to see limited clients privately but my availability is somewhat limited to afterschool and weekends.
It is a great joy to see a child sparkle when connecting with a mom. To help a client delight in telling a joke. To coax a person to be understood…and understand. To help a client enjoy oral tastes and textures. These joys fuel my passion for work as a state-licensed and nationally certified speech-language pathologist.
With extensive experience serving children and adults with complicated communication challenges, I work with families, caregivers and schools to improve the lives of my clients. I specialize in clients with CAS [childhood apraxia of speech], ASD [autism spectrum disorders, including Asperger’s syndrome], and clients using AAC [augmentative and alternative communication systems].
I dream of a world where all people have opportunities for genuine connection and authentic communication with each other. I have chosen to devote my professional energy to this end. It is important work and I am grateful to be a part of it.
For more information, please feel free to contact me.
Our professional behavior is usually anchored in the beliefs that each of us holds as true. These are the principles that I hold and try to use to guide my actions, professionally and personally.
- The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
- Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
- Acceptance of one another and encouragement to growth;
- A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
- The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our communities and in society at large;
- The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
- Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.