I am native to Las Vegas. Prior to pursuing my education in speech pathology, I worked as an applied behavior analyst. As an ABA therapist, I worked with children and their families to create the most effective learning environment, specific to each child’s needs. Here is where I found my passion for providing one-on-one therapy in the family’s home. Through various life circumstances, I decided to pursue speech pathology.
I received my Master’s of Science degree in speech pathology from the University of Nevada, Reno. I am licensed in the State of Nevada and hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) through the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA).
I have experience working in a variety of environments, collaborating with other disciplines. However, I have found the private practice setting to match my true values.
Through my career I have worked with individuals with various diagnoses including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and autism. I have experience in treating patients with feeding and swallowing disorders. Additionally, I enjoy teaching and collaborating with individuals who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems.
Family/caregiver involvement and feedback plays a crucial role in the therapy I provide!
I frequently attend continuing education classes. I have specific training in PROMPT, Beckman Oral Motor Protocol and Tethered Oral Tissue (TOTs) program.