I am licensed by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board (SLPAB) and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). In addition to providing assessments and treatment in my private practice I am also a faculty member at the California State University, Northridge (CSUN) Communication Disorders Department.

My experience includes:

  • 20+ years working in clinical and school settings with individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, Intellectual Disability, Speech Sound Disorder, Speech and Language Delay/Disorder, Stuttering Disorder, Social Communication Disorder, Learning Disabilities, and Emotional Disturbance.

  • Leading social skills groups using Social Thinking® curriculum

  • Completing multidisciplinary assessments working with Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Behavior Therapists/Supervisors, and Pyschologists

  • Collaborating as part of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team

  • Collaborating on a hospital craniofacial team working with Dentists, Pyschologists, ENTs, and other disciplines

  • Working as course instructor for parent education course, Hanen® it Takes Two to Talk®

  • Working as Lead Clinician of Building Bridges Integrated Therapeutic Services, a preschool program for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Working as department head and supervisor of the speech and language department at the Vista Del Mar School, a private school for children with a variety of special needs

  • Moderating a student panel at the 2014 Autism Conference at Vista Del Mar, Bridging the Gap, presenting practical sensory and social skills strategy use in the classroom

  • Supervising SLP and SLPA graduate student interns in a school setting

  • Supervising SLP graduate student clinicians as a faculty member at the California State University, Northridge Language (CSUN), Speech, and Hearing Center

I implement the following therapy methods in my treatment:

  • PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets)

  • Hanen® It Takes Two to Talk®

  • The Kaufman Approach to Apraxia

  • AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication)

  • Social Thinking®

  • PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)

  • SCERTS (Social Communication Emotional Regulation Transactional Support)

  • DIR/Floortime®

I am a native Angeleno, having grown up in Echo Park and Silverlake. I love spending time swimming, dancing, listening to music, hiking, and going to the beach with my friends, husband, son, and daughter.