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I have spent the last 14 years working with children and adults with communication disabilities. Careful evaluation leads to individualized treatment plans in the areas of speech disorders (such as apraxia of speech, orofacial myofunctional disorders, or developmental articulation disorders), social communication disorders, or language and/or phonological disorders that can impact the development of reading and writing skills. I have worked primarily in the school setting as part of a multidisciplinary team, first at the Experimental Education Unit and then for the public school system. I understand a child’s individual strengths and challenges in relation to grade level expectations, as well as the demands placed on the child in an inclusive school environment.

I am passionate about what I do, enjoy working with all clients, and specialize in providing creative solutions to teaching communication skills within each person’s different social environments.

Call for a free phone consultation. I will help you figure out whether or not an evaluation would be helpful. By special arrangement I am available to provide on-site screenings. I am currently accepting new clients for both individual and group therapy.

If you would like to arrange for a parent or community informational presentation, I would love to join you if scheduling permits! Please contact me at the email address listed above with a description of what you are looking for..

  • Membership / licensure / specialization / public speaking:
  • American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) (member of)
  • Washington Speech, Language and Hearing Association (WSLHA) (member of)
  • Board member of the NW Augmentative Communication Society (NWACS)
  • International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) (member of)
  • Regional social thinking providers’ group (member of)
  • Pacific NW orofacial myology study group (member of)
  • Washington Educational Staff Associate certificate (ESA)
  • State licensure from the WA Department of Health
  • Social thinking mentorship training program through Michelle Garcia Winner’s clinic, the Center for Social Thinking, at the Stern Center, VT
  • Level 2 trained PROMPT provider
  • Certified to teach kids' yoga to ages 9-11 through Next Generation Yoga
  • Orofacial myology (specialization in)
  • Accent reduction (specialization in)
  • Clinical associate of the University of Washington graduate program for Speech and Hearing Sciences (on-site practicum supervisor)
  • CPI trainer for Seattle public schools (Non-violent physical crisis intervention) since 2008.
  • provided in-service training to colleagues in Seattle Public Schools on topics of social thinking, using technology to aid language acquisition, and co-treating with occupational therapy
  • presentations to NWACS at Children's Hospital, Seattle, on the use of open source software and creative commons materials in building AAC supports

Insurance and Billing: I currently accept the following insurance and can bill directly: Premera, Lifewise, Regence, Uniform, Cigna & First Choice. As a courtesy to you, I will check with your insurance company to ensure coverage; however, you are ultimately responsible for payment. If you have insurance that is not listed above, I can provide you with a bill that you can submit for reimbursement.