I have been the speech-language pathologist at Staffordville School since the fall of 2000. My interest in early childhood speech/language development stems from my work as a preschool teacher. My fascination with this critical period of language development led me to pursue a career in this field. I received my degree in Communication Disorders in May of 2000 and I was excited to start my career in Stafford with its strong commitment to early childhood education. During our therapy sessions the children are engaged in many different types of activities to promote correct production of sounds and increase vocabulary and grammar skills. We may also work on learning to identify and manipulate sounds in language (phonological awareness),as well as asking and answering questions, learning about basic concepts such as positions, shapes, and colors as well as many other language related areas. I enjoy working with the children in a small group or one to one situation in my office, however, my greatest satisfaction comes from seeing children use their growing language abilities to function effectively in the classroom. I hope you find the information on this website useful. Please feel free to contact me at the school if you have any questions about your child's developing speech-language abilities.