With over thirty years combined experience as Speech Language Pathologists, we are inspired by the success of students - not just our own but in every school district and private SLP practice across the country. During each school year we realized that a great deal of our time was spent managing endless color coded files filled with critical data, session notes, and lesson plans. It felt like more attention was spent on managing a sea of paperwork rather than interacting with our students, identifying their needs and implementing goals.
Since I became a Speech Language Pathologist in 1997, I have had the opportunity to work in various environments such as home health, preschools, private practice and served as the lead SLP for K-12 in the largest school district in Arizona. I have developed a sensitivity to needs of all SLPs and am confident working with private practices and school districts alike.
Before co-founding SLP Toolkit, I participated in speaking engagements at Arizona State University, mentored university students and CF-SLPs in the field of speech pathology and oversaw the training of new and veteran SLPs in my role as lead SLP. I have extensive experience in presenting to groups on topics related to communication disorders.
I am a graduate of Florida International University with an undergraduate degree in Psychology and of Arizona State University with a degree in Communication Disorders. I am proud member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), belong to ASHA SIG (Special Interest Group) 16, which focuses on school based issues, and hold an ASHA ACE award for continuing education excellence. I've worked as an SLP in Tennessee, St. Croix U.S.V.I., California, and Arizona.
I have worked in the field of Speech Language Pathology since 2006 and have worn many hats including Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, Speech-Language Technician and Speech-Language Pathologist. Working exclusively in schools has provided me great insight into the importance technology plays in the success of an SLP.
Before co-founding SLP Toolkit, I was active in my district's speech pathology advisory council, mentored graduate students and CF-SLPs in the field of speech pathology, and presented to teachers and speech pathologists on topics pertaining to behavior, communication, and vocabulary acquisition.
I am a graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing and a Master’s degree in Communication Disorders. I am a member of ASHA, as well as a member of ASHA SIG (Special Interest Group) 16, which focuses on school based issues. I also operated a speech-language blog, the Miscellaneous Musings of Mrs. B, which was dedicated to therapy ideas and perspectives of a school based SLP. I have lived in various locations, such as South Africa, and have passion for learning about culture diversity.