Degree, Master of Arts - Communicative Disorders and Sciences State University of New York at Buffalo, 1994

Degree, Bachelor of Science University of Toronto, 1989

Certifications and Skills

Certified Hanen Instructor Certified instructor for More Than Words - The Hanen Program for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

PROMPT Trained
(Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets)
Trained in Level 1 (Introduction to PROMPT: Technique) and Level 2 (Bridging PROMPT Technique to Intervention)

Proficiency with Kaufman Speech to Language ProtocolExperienced with use of the Kaufman approach for treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech

PECS Experience(Picture Exchange Communication System)
Experienced with training and use of PECS

Certified provider of LSVT Loud Speech treatment for improving communication in people with Parkinson’s Disease as well as other neurological conditions

Certified provider of LSVT Loud for Paediatric Motor Speech Disorders Speech treatment for children with motor speech disorders related to cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and other neurological conditions.
Research on LSVT LOUD in children with CP and DS has documented: Increased vocal loudness – Improved articulation and speech intelligibility – Improved intonation – Increased confidence with communication – Changes in neural functioning related to voice and speech

Certified provider of Melodic Based Communication Therapy Designed to help nonverbal and low verbal children with autism learn to speak

Training Highlights

Putting the ABA in AAC Systems: Creating Effective Augmentative Alternative Communication Systems for Individuals with Intellectual Disability - Julie Koudys

Selecting and Implementing AAC Systems for Young Children with Complex Communication Needs - Joy S. McGowan

Never Too Soon for Literacy: Paving the Way to Literacy Success – Janice Greenberg

Childhood Apraxia of Speech – Dr. Edythe Strand

Expanding Expressive Language Workshop - Sara Smith

Building Verbal Imitation in Toddlers – Laura Mize

Early Speech-Language Development: Taking Theory to the Floor - Laura Mize

Help Me Tell My Story: Social Communication Development through Narrative Intervention – Maryellen Moreau

Social Communication: Development, Assessment and Intervention for Preschoolers through Adolescents - ASHA

Turn it On: Using Movies and YouTube to Support Social Learning for Students with ASD- Anna Vagin

The ABC’s of AAC for Children with ASD – Pat Mirenda

Developing Executive Control Skills in Children with Language and Learning Disorders – Kerry Howland

Childhood Apraxia of Speech…Evaluation & Therapy Challenges - David Hammer

Successful ‘R’ and ‘S/Z’ Treatment – Pam Marshalla

Practical Tips & Techniques for Successful Articulation Remediation – Char Boshart

Using a Motor Speech Perspective in Assessment and Treatment of Children’s Speech – Debra Goshulak

Treating Stuttering – Whole Child Approaches – Marlene Green

Making Sense of Motor Speech Disorders in Childhood

Bjorem Speech Sound Cues - Jennie Bjorem