Growing up, I always knew I wanted to help people and that is what my career as a Speech Language Pathologist has allowed me to do!
Growing up, I always knew I wanted to help people and that is what my career as a Speech Language Pathologist has allowed me to do! Over the past 7 years as an ASHA-certified SLP, I’ve had the pleasure of serving a variety of families from birth-three year olds as a First Steps early interventionist to adults with dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) and cognitive deficits. I got my undergraduate degree at Butler University where treating adults with aphasia became a passion and I’ve been involved with an aphasia support group ever since! I went on to get my Master’s from Indiana University Bloomington.
Born & raised as a proud Hoosier makes being part of the KIDS Inc. clinic personal for me as I have a strong desire to provide more free and affordable information for families in our community. I have one typically developing daughter Hayley (3 years old) and a son Tripp (1 year old) who has special needs. He was born with heart disease and a rare genetic abnormality (CHARGE syndrome) that caused many medical issues and unexpected abnormalities. He is medically stable now (his heart is repaired), but he will continue to face medical issues throughout his life including bilateral vision impairments and hearing loss (single-sided deafness). Becoming a special needs parent changed my life and opened my eyes to many challenges that families with children who have special needs face. I am proud to be part of a group of providers who wants to make things easier for families & that provides exceptional care through fast and up-to-date treatment strategies.
My personal knowledge base has grown a lot since Tripp was born and I have a strong understanding how the body works (especially the heart) as well as how to care for a medically complex child on a regular basis. I am also passionate about adult and pediatric feeding safety and treatment. I’m trained in Oral Placement Therapy and have experience transitioning children from G-tube feedings to oral feeds. In addition to feeding; early intervention (birth-3), language, literacy, cognition (attention, problem solving, executive functioning), dementia, and aphasia are areas of interest. I am looking forward to meeting new families through KIDS inc. and working together to advocate and make our community a better place for all children, but especially those with delays and special needs.
+ 317 288 7572
9780 Lantern Road Suite 350
Fishers, 46038, Indiana