I am a licensed speech pathologist with over 25 years of experience working with a wide variety of disorders and abilities. I graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in speech pathology and audiology with a specialized teaching credential for severely speech and language impaired children. I have spent the majority of my career working with the pediatric population. Volunteering at the age of 15 in a Special Education Center, sparked my passion for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Seeing the need for social skills training, I developed a social skills program that has served many children and adolescent students. I was fortunate to collaborate with exceptional professional to develop a workbook and DVD resource for parents and professionals called Every Child Wants to Play.
In addition, I have had the opportunity to work as a special day class teacher for preschool and kindergarten-aged children. I enjoy training and educating students, parents and professionals. Currently, I provide social skills training and speech therapy for elementary and junior high school students. I have a private practice serving the needs of children and families in the Orange County area. I enjoy being a life-long learner and I am working towards completing my Doctorate of Education.
I believe play is a child’s work and is the foundation for communication
building social relationships