Communication Skills Specialist
Westminster, MD, USA
Research shows that people with good communication skills have better and more fulfilling relationships, make more money, and have higher self-esteem. My passion is helping people improve their communication skills thereby improving their relationships personally and professionally. I will meet you where you are, determine your needs, and honor who you are in the process. Whether you need confidence communicating at work to improve your collaboration or presentation skills, or personal life, we will work together to meet your goals. I will start by listening to your concerns with an open heart and without judgment. I have almost 25 years of experience in helping individuals become confident and effective communicators. I have a master's degree in speech-language pathology from Towson University in Maryland, and have supervised over a dozen graduate student interns and clinical fellows. My specific area of interests are accent reduction; improving conversational competence and deliberate listening skills; and speech fluency disorders of stuttering and cluttering. Although these are my current areas of interest, my roots are childhood and adolescence communication delays and disorders including developmental delay; ADHD; pediatric brain-based communication disorders (e.g., agenesis of the corpus callosum; trisomy 14; traumatic brain injury); apraxia of speech; autism spectrum disorders; articulation delays; receptive and expressive language delays and social-cognitive (pragmatic) disorders. I've always been fascinated by communication. As a young child, my preschool teacher wrote a note to my mother sharing her observation that I was fascinated by phonology. As a toddler, I would approach people in public and attempt to have conversations, even when I hadn't developed the language to do so. Now, decades later as a certified speech and language pathologist I get to help individuals communicate as my job! Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions about your communication needs.