SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST. PEDIATRIC SPEECH RESEARCHER.
I am a licensed speech language pathologist and current postdoctoral researcher in the Speech Production Lab at Syracuse University. I 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.
My research focuses on optimizing speech assessment and intervention for children with speech disorders, particularly childhood apraxia of speech. I am interested in the interplay between factors such as multiple comorbidities (e.g., autism) and the child’s learning environment. My research has been funded by a research grant from Temple University and by a fellowship from NIH/NIDCD.