With more than 16 years' experience as a school-based speech and language pathologist with the Winslow Township School District in New Jersey, I recently retired to Foley, Alabama, near the Gulf of Mexico. I love working part-time from home providing speech therapy to school-age children via teleconferencing.
I have been involved with the National Stuttering Association since 1998, when I organized and lead the Southern New Jersey Chapter. In 2000 I was honored by being named Chapter Leader of the Year. I have also served as Regional Chapter Coordinator for the Northeastern Region.
I've also enjoyed treating adult patients with dysphagia, aphasia, and dysarthria weekends and summers in home health care and rehabilitation centers.
Prior to becoming an SLP I worked for over 20 years as a medical research technician, specializing in cell culture. I'm the proud mother of 31-year-old fraternal twin sons and have 5 indoor cats. They are so much fun!
I attended Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, where I earned my M.A. in Speech, Language and Hearing in 2000.
In 1995 I completed my B.A. in Social Science from the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, PA. I earned that degree over a 7-year period while working full-time as a medical research technician and raising three children.
My education began in 1972, when I entered Camden County College in Blackwood, NJ to study Animal Science Technology. I graduated with my A.A.S. in 1974. In 1987 I graduated again from Camden County College with an A.A.S. degree in Computer Studies.