"My passion for helping people improve their speech and language skills began when I was very young. I saw first-hand how my younger sister benefited from speech therapy. But, after years of treatment she continued to have difficulty with a lateral lisp as an adult. After I graduated with both a Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Communicative Disorders from California State University, Fullerton, my sister agreed to let me try some new techniques with her. In a few short sessions, I was able to help her correct her persistent lisp. That was when my love for treating children and adults with challenging and persistent speech sound disorders began.
Since 1998, I have provided diagnostic and therapeutic services at a number of public schools, acute care/rehabilitation hospitals, an audiology clinic, and private practice to both adults and children of all ages. I now have the privilege of serving children and their families from my home-based practice. Although I successfully treat a variety of speech/language delays and disorders, I have a particular interest and love for treating pediatric speech sound disorders, including Childhood Apraxia of Speech, articulation delays/disorders, and phonological delays/disorders. In addition to raising awareness about Childhood Apraxia of Speech and other speech sound disorders, I have a particular passion for educating, supporting and equipping SLPs by frequently posting practical therapy tips on Instagram and Facebook, developing materials, such as the Graham Speech Therapy Oral-Facial Exam and the Bjorem Speech Sound Cues Deck for Lateralization, and presenting to SLP groups on a variety of topics within the realm of speech sound disorders. I've also had the pleasure of being a guest on several SLP podcasts speaking on topics such as treating Childhood Apraxia of Speech, treating lateral lisps, administering oral-mech exams, and running a private practice.
My family and I moved to Colorado from Southern California in 2006 and we love raising our 3 children in this beautiful state. When I'm not seeing patients, I love to cook, volunteer, decorate, and travel with my family."
Member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Member of the Colorado Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA)
Colorado Speech Language Pathology License - Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)