Ithaca College (Economics-Managment)
University of California, Los Angeles (Master's)
Working with children has been a dream come true. For many years I worked as an accountant and wanted to work with children. So I went back to school and have been working as a speech pathologist for the past 16 years. I really enjoy my job and the satisfaction I receive from seeing a child improve from the interventions and therapy I can provide. I love that I can make a difference in a child’s life and that I can use my skills and experience to help them to engage more with their peers, teachers, or families or with their academics.
Working as a speech pathologist in many different settings including grammar and high schools, and in private homes for Early Intervention Program and for private clients has given me unique skills and experience to work with a child with speech and language delays/deficits, cognitive impairments, autism, learning disabilities and reading disabilities.
I hold a current Professional License from the State of Illinois in the area of Speech Pathology, a current Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association, and a Educator License from the Illinois State Bureau of Education.
Working with children has been a dream come true. For many years I worked as an accountant and wanted to work with children. So I went back to school and have been working as a speech pathologist for the past 16 years. I really enjoy my job and the satisfaction I receive from seeing a child improve from the interventions and therapy I can provide.
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As a speech pathologist, I look at how a child's communication skills impact a child's academic performance or social relationships. I use Common Core for every goal I create for a child who has qualified for speech and language services. For example a second grader with a language delay or disorder may often demonstrate difficulty answering or asking wh questions. The student's speech goal would be aligned to the following common core standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.3
Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue. By using the common core standards, deficit areas can be identified and worked on to help the student achieve expected levels.
I have 16 years of experience working as a speech language pathologist. I have worked with children in all grades with reading disabilities to support their phonics, phonemic awareness skills, and reading comprehension skills.
I have 16 years of experience working as a speech language pathologist working for Chicago Public Schools. I have also worked for several years for Early Intervention and private therapy at client's homes. I've worked with children with learning disabilities, speech and language disorders/delays, reading comprehension, Autism and cognitive delays.
I graduated from California State University, Los Angeles with a master's in Communication Disorders. I currently hold an Professional License from the state of Illinois for Speech Pathology. I also have a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association. I also have a current Educator License from the Illinois State Bureau of Education that allows me to practice in a school setting. I can provide proof of any of the above documents if necessary. I have worked for 16 years for Chicago Public Schools as a speech pathologist. I have also worked in private settings part time at a clinic called Pediatric Potential and for Early Intervention Services.