I have been working at Erin School since 1997. I received my bachelor's and master's degrees from Marquette University. I chose to go in to the field of Speech Language Pathology because it allowed me to combine my interests in the educational and medical fields with children. I earned my Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. I have a license from the Department of Public Instruction, as well as from the Department of Regulation and Licensing. Before working at Erin School, I worked at a rehabilitation agency in pediatrics, primarily with children with medical diagnoses, including Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, autism, and traumatic brain injury.
Currently, I work with children from the age of three through eighth grade with speech and/or language delays. Some of my job responsibilities include screening children with suspected delays and screening incoming 4K/5K students. I also perform hearing screenings if there is a concern expressed by parents or teachers. I enjoy working with the classroom teachers to maximize carryover of the skills the students are working on and collaborating on language activities. I have been involved in the response to intervention program, working with specific students on identified areas. This year I am team teaching in the 5K classrooms working on phonological awareness and reading readiness skills. I have designed home programs for students who may not need specialized intervention, but could still benefit from extra skill practice in the naturalistic home environment. I encourage parents to stop in or call at any time with questions or concerns about speech and language development.