headshotHi, I’m Carmen. I am a certified speech-language pathologist who has been working with children and their families for the past 10+ years. Every session I ask my families; How have things been for you since our last session and what challenges do you want to work on today? My goal is to work on practical skills that will positively impact daily interactions with your child.

I have experience working with a variety of diagnosis and speech/language needs and especially enjoy helping families carry over therapy activities within everyday routines in a practical, and most importantly fun manner. I have worked with a wide range of needs including Apraxia of speech, articulation delays, feeding difficulties, receptive/expressive language delay, social challenges, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) to name a few. I also enjoy working with children with sensory differences and behavioral challenges.

Education & Work Experience

I am proud to be a WSU Cougar! I graduated with a BA in Speech & Hearing Sciences in 2007 and my Masters in Communication Disorders in 2009. I have worked in diverse clinics prior to venturing out on my own.

Continued Education/Certifications

Feeding: Fragile Infant Feeding Institute, Washington State Community Feeding team member, Oral Motor / Feeding Workshop for Toddlers, Preschoolers and School-aged Children

Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC for Promoting the Development of Communication with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Practical Language-Based Solutions for Children Who Need AAC

Autism: STAT Training (Screening Tool for Autism in Toddlers), The Play Project

Apraxia / Articulation: PROMPT trained, Teaching Children with Developmental Disabilities How to Speak: From Neuroscience Foundations to Functional Interventions

Cerebral Palsy / Neuromotor:  Nuero-Developmental Treatment / Bobath Certificate Course in the Management and Treatment of Children