Background & Education


I am the director of the University of Vermont's Speech Language Pathology Assistants and Graduate Pre-requisite programs. Additionally, I am adjunct professor teaching 4 courses within these fully online asynchronous programs. 

I manage my own private practice as a Speech Language Pathologist evaluating, diagnosing, consulting, treating, and providing ongoing educational assessment of birth to 12 year olds. I fully support trans-disciplinary educational teams and guide to inclusive programming for all children. My current licensing credentials include Certificate of Clinical Competence from American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and Vermont state licensure for Speech Language Pathology and Early Childhood Education.

I am a published freelance writer in the educational market and local newspapers. Publishers I have worked with include Plural Publishing Inc., Readleaf Press, Gryphon House, and Edcon.

developed and coordinated a five-town district-wide fully integrated early childhood special education program including playgroups and preschools in each town as well as a weekly gymnastics program for the preschoolers with intensive needs.

I provide staff trainings focused on communication development and working with children with behavior challenges in the classroom, including trainings on working with children with autism adn utilizing sign language. 

I completed Stanley Greenspan's DIR® Model and Floortime™ four day intensive conference in Washington DC and online trainings. I confidently utilize his methods as I work with young children daily. 

I am a member of the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of Vermont

Areas of specialization include: American Sign Language, Spanish (at a vocabulary and early word combination level), early intervention, and basic understanding of acquired brain injuries, including providing family support.


1987  Master of Science in Communicaiton Science and Disorders from University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

1978 Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Community Services from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH