I received my Bachelors of Science in Audiology and Speech Sciences from Purdue University in 2004, Master of Science from New York Medical College in 2006, and have been a practicing speech-language pathologist since 2006.
I have enjoyed practicing at Loyola University Medical Center, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago (formerly Children's Memorial). I was extremely fortunate to join Governors State University in January 2018 as an adjunct instructor, and was hired as full time faculty in August 2018.
I continue to see a few clients via Wee Care Therapy in Dyer, Indiana, primarily through the Indiana First Steps (early intervention) program. Maintaining a small caseload helps me bring clinical relevance into the classroom. I thoroughly enjoy working with young children and their families to meet early social, speech, and language milestones, as well as targeting feeding and swallowing goals; I have a passion for children with complex medical needs, and those with autism spectrum disorder.
I am beyond excited to help shape the next generation of Speech-Language Pathologists, and hope to instill a passion for humanity and empathy into each future clinician.
CDIS 4100 - Language Development: Early Stages
CDIS 4900 - Clinical Methods in Communication Disorders
CDIS 8200 - Foundations of Clinical Practice (assisting Drs. Bonner & Koonce)
2018-2019 Additional Duties:
Community Speech-Language and Hearing Screenings (Prevention) Supervision
Graduate Student Practicum Supervision
CDIS 6200 - Advanced Assessment and Intervention in Speech-Language Pathology
CDIS 7800 - Dysphagia in Adults and Children