Speech and Language Pathologist
I am an experienced speech and language pathologist as well as an educational therapist with specific training in literacy. I moved to California from New York City several years ago. Prior to my move, I worked in a private practice setting and during this time, most of my practicing hours were spent with children who had language impairments, reading disorders, autism spectrum disorders and articulation deficits. Upon moving to LA, I shifted focus and worked in public school and later in a private school as a learning specialist. However, I have returned to private practice as it is my true passion. Working with families and directly with children to create long term remediation plans, using an individualized and metacognitive approach, is my goal and focus. I have experience working with children of all ages (birth to 21). With preschool children, the environment is nurturing and fun, and they almost always look forward to sessions, and with older students, we often use academic work to target goals. I hold some specific trainings in several methodologies, including the Orton Gillingham multi-sensory reading and writing program and Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking Curriculum. Each year I engage in new professional development opportunities, so that I can stay informed of new research based techniques.
Additionally, because I have experience working in private and public schools, I also have a great understanding of IEPs and the special education process. I am available for advocacy meetings and support.
Speech and Language Pathologist
I am a speech language pathologist with a passion for improving the lives of children and their families. I see potential for growth in every child and strive to make learning fun. I began my career in a private practice in Greenwich, CT where I provided early intervention services and worked with preschool and early school-age children with autism spectrum disorder, language impairment, and articulation deficits. I developed a passion for working with children with pragmatic language weaknesses and enjoyed teaching social skills groups. Additionally, I learned the importance of advocating for my students and their families, frequently attending IEP meetings and conducting comprehensive evaluations.
After three years in the private practice, I began working in a private school in New York City for children with language-based learning disabilities, dyslexia, and ADHD. I received specific training in literacy and provided reading remediation and language therapy to help the students better access their curriculum.
This year, I moved to Los Angeles, where I resumed my work in a private practice, alongside physical and occupational therapists. I gained knowledge in ways to support my student’s physical and sensory needs throughout therapy. I have specific training and experience with several research-based intervention methods including; Story Grammar Marker Program, Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking Curriculum, Preventing Academic Failure (a multi-sensory Orton-Gillingham based reading program), Judith Hochman’s Teaching Basic Writing Skills, and LAMP Words for Life Language System. Additionally, I have experience working with bilingual Spanish/English speaking families and received specific training for bilingual intervention from my alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin.