Since graduating with my master’s degree from Marquette University in 1993, I have focused my work towards the various aspects of the pediatric population. I came to Rehab Resources in 1996 and have been fortunate to work with many children and their families in achieving developmental goals. This position has enabled me to work with a variety of needs including feeding, receptive and expressive language, articulation/phonology, augmentative communication, play skills, and social skills. I have pursued many ongoing educational opportunities, focusing on issues related to feeding difficulties, language and social issues related to autism, and behavioral issues. I feel that it is important to continue to learn about new and improved techniques that will allow me to provide the best services to my families. I recently became a certified SOS feeding therapist in 2015.
Working with children is one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences one can have. Therapy is a dynamic activity that should be functional, fun, and play based. The therapy process should also be educational for parents and other family members so that they better understand the delays presented and can advocate for their children. It is essential to have a good partnership with families because they are the ones who know their children best and are instrumental in the carryover of strategies on a daily basis.