Welcome! I have been a faculty member at Ithaca College for 12 years and have loved the journey with the students I have met! My area of expertise, and passion is Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Prior to joining the faculty, my clinical experience included owning and operating a private practice, providing services to children with complex communication needs and their families. The opportunity to support clinical education at Ithaca College, is a true passion! My teaching philosophy includes a team based, collaborative and interactive learning model. The courses I enjoy teaching include: Child Language Disorders: Assessment and Intervention, Diagnosis and Appraisal in Speech-Language Pathology and Counseling in Speech-Language Pathology. It is a pleasure to teach students to apply their classroom knowledge to real, life clinical experiences. The clinical programs I support include on and off campus experiences, including programs such is Kali’s Klubhouse, an equine assisted program, an on campus social communication program for adolescents and young adults, called ICREATE. Also, at the Sir Alexander Ewing-Ithaca College Speech and Hearing clinic, students have access to an assistive technology lab, with the opportunity to provide assessment and intervention services to clients who utilize augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Please see the links on this page for additional information about the clinical programs!
As much as I love being a speech-language pathologist, educator, and mentor! I love spending time with my husband and sons, jumping rope to my favorite tunes, listening to audio books, and being outside as much as possible! I enjoy taking long walks in rain or shine!
It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey….