262-241-8030 ext 620
I graduated with a Masters Degree from UW-Whitewater in 1989. I started my career working with adults until 2003 at which time I began working with children. My experiences include a wide variety of work environments serving individuals with simple to very complex communication, cognitive and swallowing disorders. My love of learning is reflected in the numerous continuing education courses completed, including earning my 2nd American Speech Language Hearing Association Award for Continuing Education.
Working with children and their families at Ozaukee Therapy and in the homes of the Birth to Three population, has allowed me to continue to use my expertise in the areas of sound production, motor planning disorders (e.g., Apraxia of speech), and oral motor difficulties that impact feeding. I also work with language delays and disorders, Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Cognition, and providing “life skill strategies” for children with executive functioning weaknesses. A team approach is something that I expect when serving my clients. Collaborating with other professionals and the child’s family allows me to provide optimal care in reaching each child’s therapy goals.
262-241-8030 ext 607
I have worked in pediatrics in a variety of settings since graduating with my Master’s Degree from Uw-Eau Claire in 1983. Those experiences have included 3 different birth to three agencies in the State and 2 different outpatient facilities in the Milwaukee area.
I knew right away that I wanted to work with children and have taken a variety of coursework to further my skills. I would consider my specialty areas to be: feeding and swallowing, Apraxia of speech and language delays/disorders. I am trained in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) and baby NDT. I have taken a variety of feeding and swallowing courses, the Sequential Oral Sensory Approach course (SOS), and motor speech courses for Apraxia including PROMPT and numerous language development workshops.
I enjoy working with each child, finding ways to reach them at their level and gently challenging them to grow and advance their skills. The satisfaction of watching a child work to begin to put together the pieces is very gratifying. Working at Ozaukee Therapy has allowed me to continue to grow professionally and personally as I work with a variety of children.
262-241-8030 ext 601
I started my career working in the field of Therapeutic Recreation serving children and adults with a variety of abilities in outdoor adventure settings. It was through these incredible experiences that I was introduced to the field of speech-language pathology, and was immediately intrigued. Several years later, I decided to pursue this new interest and graduated with my Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Thus far, I have worked exclusively with preschool and school-age children and have enjoyed every minute of it! I believe children learn best when they are excited and motivated to so so; therefore, I call on my recreational background to make each session as engaging and fun as possible.
I enjoy meeting and working closely with each family to support their child’s unique strengths and goals. Through this partnership, we can watch children grow and celebrate each victory together. I have a particular interest in working with Spanish-speaking and bilingual families after service as a Youth Development Volunteer in the Peace Corps for two years.
262-241-8030 ext 615
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with my graduate degree and have been employed with Rehab Resources since October 2006. I have experience with young and school-age children and have served children and adults with a variety of needs. I have experience with special populations such as brain injury. With each of my clients I try to determine what is functional for them and work with the child and family to develop those skills.
My interests include developing oral-motor skills in young children and teaching social skills in young children and adolescents. I am PROMPT trained and continue developing my skills in using PROMPT to help children with motor planning and intelligibility issues. I love learning new techniques and enjoy researching different methods to assist children and their families.