I am a pediatric speech pathologist/child development expert with 20 years professional experience. I am an educator, mentor, and graduate supervisor. I teach families--with a particular focus on moms being a mom myself--how to support their children with special needs--especially in the area of speech and language development. I also teach graduate students and practicing SLP's on core content, therapeutic approaches, and diagnostic protocol.

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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.

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

Why E.I.? A Therapist’s Perspective…

Early Intervention (E.I.) is AMAZING (in theory—admittedly, sometimes not in execution). As you probably know,...

Why E.I.? A Therapist’s Perspective…

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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