Rehab Director – Southwest Region
I graduated from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in 1999 with a Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. After graduation I found my home with Rehab Resources and have enjoyed my work here since 1999. I love working with children and their families in their natural environment as part of the Birth to 3 program. Change can be made when therapy is provided during a child’s daily routines (play, mealtimes, dressing, bathing, and even when hanging out with parents, siblings, and peers). I offer strategies and home program recommendations to parents and caregivers in ways that they can understand so that they can successfully, safely and effectively implement them throughout the child’s day.
I work with a wide variety of young children who have communication and feeding issues. My areas of interest and specialty are feeding and swallowing, child language delays and disorders, Apraxia of Speech, and Autism. I have taken a variety of oral motor, feeding and swallowing courses, including The SOS Approach to Feeding. I have also attended many company sponsored in-services, workshops on language development and Autism and have attended the annual WSHA convention several times.
I work closely with parents and our Birth to 3 staff of early education teachers, occupational therapists, and physical therapists to meet multiple needs of the children I work with. I am passionate about helping children experience successes (big and small) and helping families to celebrate the unique and individual needs their children.