I received a Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of North Texas, and I also have a Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from UNT. Go Eagles!
Like teachers, speech-language pathologists maintain a state license in order to practice. I also hold a national certificate of clinical competency in the area of speech-language pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
I have worked in Aubrey ISD since 2005 as a member of the Denton County Special Education Co-op. I have worked with students from age 3 all the way through high school with speech and/or language impairments. In therapy, my students practice communication skills that will aide them in every aspect of learning and interaction. Whether the issue is with speech articulation, stuttering, voice, language comprehension or expression, or social communication skills, I look at each student as an individual and do my best to find out what supports and strategies are a best fit for the student, family, and educational team. As a team, we design an individualized plan tailored for each student.I love my job, and my students are always teaching me and guiding me to further areas of study and professional education. I am personally committed to ongoing education and training to keep my therapy approaches in line with the most current research and best practice. Special areas of interest for me include social thinking, neurolinguistics, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).