I am an educator, a mentor, a professor, a supervisor, a therapist and a mother. I am passionate about helping children learn how to talk—that moment they realize they can move their articulators to sequence speech sounds and begin getting their point across verbally—is what keeps me in this profession. I love teaching graduate students speech and language development as well as the science behind the art of great speech therapy. There is nothing better than watching a student thrive under my tutelage. I am continuously honored to support moms by giving them a safe space to discuss openly the challenges of raising a child with special needs. I view my career path as more of a life journey and creating these helpful short courses for parents looking to gain more information about the foundation of speech and language development, the identification of speech and language disorders, as well as the mechanics of good speech therapy is where my heart was called to next.

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About Nicole
Resume & Qualifications
A Commitment to Higher Education

Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had & dealing with fears you didn’t know existed. – Linda Wooten

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Wellness Tips

Tips to get you on the path to wellness.

You have a new supervisor—now what!?! 5 tips on how to ge

As soon as you begin your graduate experience—you will likely be paired with a supervisor-and in many instances, more than one

You have a new supervisor—now what!?! 5 tips on how to get this important relationship off to a great start.
We Don’t Treat a Diagnosis

As a parent of a child with special needs, you will ALWAYS remember the day you received your child’s diagnosis. You will alway

We Don’t Treat a Diagnosis
What to do if your child’s therapist is not a “good” fit?

As a supervisor in a graduate clinic for Speech Pathology students, the first goal we instruct our students to write is to “est

What to do if your child’s therapist is not a “good” fit?
Dear Special Needs Parent: 3 Things I Learned from Your C

Every therapist gets an amazing training in school, but the education that I have learned through experience is what generally

Dear Special Needs Parent: 3 Things I Learned from Your Child
Choose ONE

The Choose One movement is about finding a goal: One goal that is solely yours.

Choose ONE

ALL pediatric SLP’s will love the books, story mats and story cards offered in the world of WRiTE BRAiN


Special Needs Moms Are Most Special

To a child’s ear, ‘mother’ is magic in any language. – Arlene Benedict


Resources such as Development Milestone Charts, IPA Symbols, Screeners for Speech and Oral Motor Function and much more.

Recommended Articles

Some interesting articles on everything from parenting tips and therapy suggestions to inspirational stories for everyone.

Write Brain Books

The WRiTE BRAiN World—with its’ well designed product line and unique, interactive website, is an all encompassing, amazing program built around the premise that when children are inspired and set up for success, they can bring their imagination to life with creative writing.

When I was approached to help develop this supplement for students with learning differences (and many times difficulties), I was thrilled. How often can we say that we stand behind a product so fully and so wholeheartedly that coming on board in such a rewarding capacity is essentially an honor?


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