Growing up, I loved playing school, teaching my younger sister, and babysitting; consequently, I thought I wanted to be a teacher or a nurse. In college, however, I discovered that with a degree in Speech-Language Pathology, I would get to work with children in small groups or one-on-one while “playing” with them in order to help them learn to communicate better. I’ve always loved interacting with children through play, through various activities and through games. I have also always loved teaching them. Combining these two seemed like the perfect career for me. I graduated from Baylor University with a B.S. in Education and a specialization in Speech Pathology and with a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. I have loved every minute of being a speech therapist!
Over the years I’ve worked in a wide variety of settings with the pediatric population including Early Childhood Intervention, Easter Seals, home health, private practice and public, private and charter schools. I joined Speech and OT of North Texas in 2018 and have found it to be a very supportive, family-like environment. I love getting to help children with articulation, phonological, apraxia, fluency, receptive and expressive language, and pragmatic language disorders, as seeing them grow and learn to communicate to the best of their ability is highly rewarding. I also enjoy the team collaboration with other therapists and working with parents to give them ways to carry over the skills their child is learning at home in a fun but functional way.