ABOUT

I am a licensed clinical speech-language pathologist with a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing association.  I have a license from the North Carolina State Board of Examiners and State of California Board of Medical Quality Assurance in Speech Pathology.  I am trained in Early Childhood Special Education. I have practiced speech pathology across the United States, France and Singapore for over 20 years and consequently have gained extensive experience tailoring therapy programs to a variety of cultural and linguistic populations. I speak Spanish, English and French fluently and provide therapy in all three languages. 

In 2005, I founded Holistic Developmental & Language Therapy, P.C. in the San Francisco Bay Area and co-founded Therapy House, a multi-discplinary pediatric therapy clinic with the vision of providing support for children with extensive needs including Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Behavior Therapy and Neuropsychology.  I was a consultant therapist at  Weingarden Children's Center working with bilingual children with cochlear implants.  

In 2013 I relocated to Durham, NC and founded Holistic Kids, PLLC in 2015 with the vision of re-creating a multi-disciplinary clinic in the Triangle Area where we use an integrative approach to the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Expressive & Receptive Language Disorders, Auditory Processing Disorders, Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities, Sensory Processing Disorder, Oral-motor Dysfunction, Movement/Praxis disorders and Feeding & Swallowing Difficulties. 

In 2014 I completed CASANA's Intensive Bootcamp for SLPs and am Apraxia Kids Recognized for Advanced Training & Expertise in CAS.  I am also is trained in P.R.O.M.P.T. and integrate that with Dynamic Temporal & Tactile Cueing and a multi-sensory approach to treat CAS.  I also integrate breathing & respiratory techniques with Myofascial Release Therapy to address muscle-based difficulties affecting speech subsystems (respiration & phonation).  I use a combination of affect-based, family-centered  therapy via DIR/Floortime, SCERTS, Pivot Response Training & Hanen for the treatment of language and social skill development and integrate the use of Augmentative Alternative Communication including Aided Language Stimulation through PODDS (Pragmatic Orangaization Dynamic Display).  

I am trained and use the Social Thinking Curriculum in therapeutic social skills groups at Willow Oak Montessori Charter School in Chapel Hill.