1978 BS in Child and Family Community Services from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Besides taking courses in early childhood and family studies, I focused studies in early childhood special education and Hispanic culture.


1987 MS in Communication Science and Disorders from University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. My focus was on speech-language pathology.

Background & Education


I am the director of the University of Vermont's Speech-Language Pathology Assistants and Master's Pre-requisite programs. Additionally, I am adjunct lecturer 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 on-going 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 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., Redleaf Press, Gryphon House, and Edcon Publishing.

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

I provide staff training focused on communication development, including using sign language and working with children with behavior challenges, including working with children with autism.

I completed Dr. Stanley Greenspan's DIR® Model and Floortime™ four day intensive conference in Washington DC and online training. 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 early intervention and early childhood special education, American Sign Language, Spanish (both at a vocabulary and early word combination level), and a basic understanding of acquired brain injuries, including providing family support.