If you have a child between the ages of 9-18 months of age (in any country) and you have any developmental concerns, I invite you to complete this free screening developed by my former professors at the First Words Project.

If you are here for the WEBINAR, please scroll down

I am primarily invested in continuing my work with very young children who have ASD and other social communication deficits. Before I was a speech-language pathologist, I was an ABA technician trained through the Lovaas Institute. While I no longer practice DTT (discrete trial training), the foundational knowledge was important because it enables me to easily communicate with ABA therapists and BCBAs. A team approach between clinicians and families is the best way to support any child. I also have extensive training on sensory processing disorders, motor planning (including apraxia), and am constantly learning more about AAC. I have formal SCERTS (social communication, emotional regulation, transactional support) training and Hanen More than Words training. I was educated by leading icons in the field of autism at Florida State University. Some of my strengths for working with families of children with autism include:

  1. Improving core areas of deficit (namely: engagement, joint attention, social communication, and play development)
  2. Caregiver coaching and support
  3. Evidence-Based Practice
  4. Earlier identification and earlier intervention
  5. Connecting families to community resources and other professionals
  6. Helping caregivers navigate transitions (health insurance, school districts, regional centers, etc).

Finding a speech-language pathologist who specializes in autism with very young children is challenging. I currently provide tele-practice for families who are seeking my services and do not live within my travel radius. Tele-practice allows me to coach caregivers who are engaging directly with their child, in their own home, during the activities and routines that are meaningful for your family.  This “Triadic Approach” to early intervention is evidence based for improving child outcomes and caregiver self-efficacy. If you would like to be placed on this waitlist, please email me at

WEBINAR: For more information about my knowledge and expertise in the area of autism, I invite you to view a recording of a presentation that I gave regarding ASD best practices and current research (it is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes long including the video excerpts below).  I initially presented this work at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association Convention on 11/11/17 in Los Angeles, CA. To cite this work, please see the handouts HERE

HERE IS THE 85 Minute Webinar

These 10 short video clips are to be viewed throughout different moments in the webinar. As you view the webinar, you will hear me guide you to these videos throughout. Please view each video in this sequence and you will stay on track. Some of my video numbers are incorrect in the webinar, but everything that is listed here is in the correct order. As long as you view each video in this sequence, you will be on track.

Video # 1 – Train  please watch from 0.10 seconds to 0.24 seconds 

Video # 2 Engagement at 3 months please watch from 1:08 to 1:35 

Video # 3 – Typical Development; Joint Attention 15 months; please watch the first 0:45 seconds

Video #4 – Atypical Development ASD 15 months please watch the first 0:25 seconds

Video #5 – Joint Attention Differences (incorrectly labeled as video # 6 in webinar) please watch from 1:35 to 2:11

Video #6 –  Joint Attention vs. Requesting (This is incorrectly labeled as video # 7 in webinar) please watch from 2:57 to 4:12

Video # 7 – Face-To-Face (this is incorrectly labeled as video # 8 in the webinar)  please watch the entire 0:40 seconds

Video # 8 – Screen-Time engagement (This is incorrectly labeled as video # 6 in the webinar) please watch from 0:23 to 0:58 seconds 

Video # 9 – Mirrored Pacing please watch entire clip (0:27 seconds) 

Video #10 – Video Modeling please watch from 0:11 to 0:34 seconds  

You may access the webinar handouts with references HERE

Thank you very much for viewing and please consider providing me with feedback.




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