Rehab Director – North Region
I graduated from Marquette University in 2002 with my undergraduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. I then moved to the University of Kansas for my graduate degree where I was part of the Communication and Autism Project, which allowed me the opportunity for some specialized training and opportunities in autism spectrum disorders. After graduation, my first job was with Rehab Resources in West Bend. I left for a short time in order to relocate closer to family, but rejoined the company in 20007 when the opportunity arose to join the Brown County team. I’ve been working there ever since.
Although I have worked with a variety of ages, my passion is working with children under 3. I love the process of problem-solving with the family to determine what motivates their child and discovering their child’s and their family’s strengths. I have taken coursework and had experience in feeding/swallowing, augmentative/alternative communication, apraxia, autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorders, deaf and hard-of-hearing, cleft palate and more.
I have been a pediatric occupational therapist working with children since 2006. I graduated from the Occupational Therapy program at University Wisconsin-La Crosse and have been working with children ever since. As a birth to three provider I enjoy working with children in their natural environment and collaborating and empowering parents to help their children reach their full potential. As an OT, I address concerns with your child’s fine motor, visual motor, motor planning, and sensory processing, through daily routines and play activities.
My education has continued through a variety of continuing education opportunities. I have focused my ongoing studies on learning more about sensory integration dysfunction and treatment of neuromuscular disorders.
I have been practicing with Rehab Resources since 2002. I attended St. Norbert College, receiving my Bachelor of Science in Biology, followed by completion of my Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Carroll University. I am NDT certified and have treated pediatric clients in many areas of Wisconsin. I enjoy empowering families to help them improve the skills of their tiniest family members.
I have a passion for serving kids of all ages and especially love the younger ones! I completed both my undergraduate and masters degree in speech-language pathology at the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire. I have been working in birth-to-three since 2010 and love what I do! I have a special interest in working with technology and assistive technology devices. I love working with families and helping development language skills and/or feeding skills in their child. Over the past few years I have completed several additional training courses related to feeding and oral motor development. I currently have two small daughters of my own who keep my husband and me very busy! We love to be active in all of Wisconsin’s lovely seasons!
My career as a speech language pathologist began following graduation from Northern Michigan University in 1983 with a Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders. I went to work in adult and pediatric rehabilitation settings: hospital (acute and outpatient care), long term care, home health and with the Birth to 3 program. I am currently employed as a pediatric SLP with Rehab Resources in Marinette and Oconto Birth to 3 programs. I have observed many changes with service delivery over the past several years. My role as a SLP has become increasingly collaborative with families and other professionals. These changes have enhanced my interactions with families in the Birth to 3 program.
My clinical experiences have stimulated ongoing exploration of evidence based practice, research and continuing education interests in areas of Child Language Development, TBI, Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders, Childhood Apraxia, Feeding and Swallowing Disorders and Dual Language Learners. My goals are to provide services that enrich the lives of children and families, dealing with the challenges of communication disorders.