OG and BMS SLP
I attended one year of elementary school on Long Island, New York and one year in Durban, South Africa. I also attended a bilingual elementary school in Cape Town, South Africa. The education standards were high. There were no multiple choice questions; we had to know the information. Essay-length answers were required. In my day, high schoolers in South Africa found out if they graduated by looking at the first newspaper published each New Year.
I have a Master degree in Communication Disorders, with a minor in Audiology. Following my graduate degree, I completed a year’s internship, earning my Certificate of Clinical Competence.
My therapeutic areas of interest are in early childhood development, Expressive Language Disorder. Fluency, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. At TSHA’s 2016 annual conference, I presented a session on FASD. I thoroughly enjoy the process of evaluations. For four years, I was on an assessment team, with several developmental pediatricians, psychological examiners, and speech-language therapists. We evaluated all of the children placed into the foster care system in the state of Arkansas. The Department of Family Services followed our teams’ recommendations.
My daughter attends Frenship High School because of the transition opportunities she will be provided. Project Search has come to Texas! Three school districts and Covenant have formed a strong partnership that allows high schoolers with special needs to go through three internships with Covenant. Her TWFC caseworker is fantastic at providing opportunities for her to build pre-employment skills.
I love reading a wide range of fiction and nonfiction, but not poetry. As a child, Charles Dickens and the Bronte sisters were my favorite authors.
We enjoy thinking of ideas and creating things.
I like playing cards, dominoes, and board games.
We eat home-cooked meals every night.
We have three dogs.