My area of expertise is in technology integration into language intervention for people with developmental disabilities. My current research interest is the use of questions by people who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems. I am also interested in exploring the use of technology to help teenagers with developmental disabilities participate in required readings as part of the general education curriculum.
Education and Degrees Earned
- Ph.D.Speech-Language Pathology, University of Kansas
- M.S., Speech-Language Pathology, University of Tulsa, May 1999
- B.S., Speech-Language Pathology, University of Tulsa, December 1997
Previous Teaching Experience
Lecturer, University of Kansas
- I was a facilitator/supervisor for master’s level student’s during their clinical practicum
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Kansas
- Assisted in the instruction of clinical practices
Previous Relevant Work Experience
Project Coordinator January 2006- July 2008
- University of Kansas
- for the OSEP grant “Augmentative and Alternative Communication in the Schools”
Speech-Language Pathologist August 2003-May 2005
- Olathe School District, Olathe, KS
- High school level, providing intervention, conducting assessments and facilitating individualized education plan meetings.
Speech-Language Pathologist June 2002-August 2003
- St. John Medical Center, Leavenworth, KS
- Providing intervention and assessment in long-term and acute care settings.
- Northside Independent School District, San Antonio, TX
- Middle school level, providing intervention, conducting assessments, and facilitating individualized education plan meetings.
- Member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association
- Member of the Oklahoma Speech Language Hearing Association