I’m an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist, and have been since 2011. I’m currently a school-based SLP in northeastern Indiana. I work for a highest-poverty, Title I elementary school and love every crazy second. I work with children ages K-5, and work after school at a pediatric clinic with children birth-middle school. My FAVORITE areas of speech pathology are developmental language, AAC, cognition, and other developmental disabilities and disorders.
I started this blog while attending graduate school at Indiana State University. At the time there were a good number of blogs about being an SLP, but few of them talked about the grad school process, or what it was like to start as an SLP. It turns out there is a lot of really important things that have to happen before you’re a licensed speech pathologist, and I spent a lot of my undergrad and grad school years saying “Why did no one tell me this?!”
Now that I’m on the other side of college and grad school, I love sharing therapy ideas that WORK. With a diverse caseload of 80+, it’s my goal to find easy, but effective therapy approaches and then share them with you!
When I’m not in my classroom, clinic or hanging out with you I love to read, Netflix binge, bake and spend time with friends & family. I grew up in rural Indiana, smack dab in the middle of a group of siblings. This spring I became and aunt for the very first time, and it is just the most fun!
I’m also a fur-momma to these two funny characters.
I also spend a lot of time volunteering at my church, and am so thankful for the amazing opportunities God has blessed me with, not only through knowing and working with my students and clients, but also learning and growing through and with all of you!