“The gift of communication is one that most of us take for granted. It is vital for connecting us to what is most important, such as family and friends. I feel blessed to have chosen a career in which I am able to help individuals who have difficulty speaking or understanding oral and written language develop new skills or relearn old ones to help them communicate. I also enjoy the other aspects of speech pathology, like improving an individual’s ability to regain swallow function, such as after a debilitating stroke. I feel fortunate that I can work with people and be part of their rehabilitation journey toward greater speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing function. It is a joy to be able to work in a wonderful, supportive community hospital at DCHS.”
Undergraduate Degree : BSEd Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Georgia 1992; National Student Exchange program for Communication Sciences and Disorders 1988-1989, West Chester University.
Graduate Degree: MEd Speech-Language Pathology, University of Georgia 1993; Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) and member of American Speech-Language Hearing Association since 1993.
Clinicial Interest/Experience: Neurology, Head and Neck Cancer, Dysphagia Management, Adult and Pediatric Speech/Language Disorders, Geriatrics.