A Speech Pathologist With Experience & Passion
Hi, my name is Lisa. I have over 20 years of experience working as a speech pathologist. I’ve had the privilege of working with children and young adults of all ages that have speech, language and feeding problems. My specialty is motor speech disorders, including apraxia and dysarthria.
Many have trouble being understood due to speech problems. Others find something as simple as eating to be a difficult and frustrating task. I’m passionate about helping children speak and eat successfully. I use my knowledge and years of gathered experiences to provide the highest level of care possible to all my patients.
How I Got My Start As a Speech Pathologist
My father is a pediatrician and my mother is a teacher and nurse. They were incredible mentors to me throughout my life.
I grew up in a home where both my parents supported and taught me work ethics and values. I often sat in my mother’s classroom to watch her teach. I was always amazed at how she engaged her students, sparked their curiosity, and love of learning. I frequently joined my father on rounds at the hospital. As an Associate Clinical Professor at Yale, he had experience with shaping young professionals. He has been an excellent teacher.
I had the advantage of furthering my medical background beyond the offerings of my formal schooling. I was fortunate to be taught so closely, and find the field that seemed custom made for me. Every day I am excited to go to work. To unlock the voice of a person in need is precious, life affirming, connecting, and ensuring of the future. The opportunity to practice my profession is truly a blessing.
The Importance of Education
In addition to providing care for children and some adults, I’m dedicated to teaching others and continuing my own education. I’ve supervised graduate student clinicians in their fieldwork and graduates completing their clinical fellowships. I’ve also been awarded many credits beyond my master’s degree for completing courses and participating in conferences.