Where did you complete your higher education?
Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
When did you join the Galvin Therapy Center?
Your special areas of interest include:
Preschool and pre-k children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
What varied experience do you have in your field?
I started my career path as a typical preschool teacher and quickly became passionate to work with children with autism. I became a mental health therapist and worked in a therapeutic education center for children in pre-k. I later relocated to a similar center that worked with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
What licenses, certifications and/or special training do you hold?
- CPR/First Aid
- Picture Exchange Communication System® (PECS)
- Personal Emergency Interventions (PEI)
- DIRFloortime® Model
What are you passionate about?
Simply put – to make a difference in the lives of children, including those with autism spectrum disorder.
What inspired you to pursue your current career path?
A student I worked with in a typical preschool had a huge impact and changed my career path. I think of him often.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
The chance to be creative while targeting goals and collecting data. Being creative allows us to have genuine fun and also builds great relationships with clients!