Who I Am
I can hardly believe that I have practiced Speech Pathology for over 20 years! After I earned my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Theatre in 1994, I worked as a behavior technician for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders under the direction of the Ivar Lovaas outreach programs. From that moment, helping children speak and communicate became my passion. That year, I enrolled in the Master's program for Speech-Language Pathology at the University of South Carolina and graduated in 1996. In 2003, I became a Board Certified associate Behavior Analyst. Behavior Analysis is such a powerful field that I continued my education to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2013. Whenever people asked about my background, they would always comment that the integration of Speech-Language Pathology and Behavior Analysis was "ideal". Consequently, in 2005, after almost 10 years of teaching in the public schools, I started my private practice "Ideal Intervention". I have remained passionate about teaching children with developmental delays and committed to learning all I can to continually evolve as a clinician. The other passions in my life are my husband Jason and my son Owen. We live on an old family farm in Chapin, South Carolina with our dogs Betty and Camo. We are blessed!