SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST. PEDIATRIC SPEECH RESEARCHER.
I am a licensed speech language pathologist and earned a PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Temple University.
Through my clinical work, I became interested in how the manifestation of communication disorders and response to treatment varies across individuals. The cases I encountered in practice often had more complex demographic and clinical profiles than those presented in the treatment literature, complicating planning and implementation of evidence-based intervention.
I returned to school to complete my PhD in 2017. My current research focuses on identifying individual-level predictors of treatment success for children in speech therapy for childhood apraxia of speech. My long-term goal is to address the clinically significant need for effective, generalizable interventions for children with complex communication profiles.