My Work Experience:

I have worked with children birth to adolescence for over 24 years, including working as a bilingual SLP for 18 years and as a classroom teacher of preschool through 8th grade. My experience includes work in a variety of public school, hospital and private practice settings in and around Los Angeles County.

I also have experience in the hospital setting and completed a 6-month internship at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles in 1990. For the last 15 years I have worked in several different programs and schools in the Redondo Beach Unified School District.

Education:

I received my Bachelors degree in Linguistics and Psychology from UCLA in 1983. I completed my multiple subjects teaching credential and received my Masters degree in Communication Disorders from Cal State LA in 1990.

During High School I was an exchange student with AFS and lived a year in Brasil with a Brasilian family. Because of this I am fluent in Portuguese, and very understanding of the challenges of learning a new culture and language. When I first began teaching in 1984, I worked in South Central LA with Spanish speaking children and am now fluent in Spanish too.

Personal Experience:

By far the most transformative and educational event in my life is being a mother to my 12 year old daughter and 7 year old son.

Special Training:
  • PROMPT- Sound facilitation for Apraxia & speech delays
  • Barbara Hodson's Phonological Discrimination Training
  • Lindamood/Bell Auditory Discrimination Training
  • Project READ - teaching phonics
  • Specialized advanced training in stuttering, autism, apraxia and central auditory processing disorders.
Fluent in Spanish & Portuguese



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