Steph received her B.A. degree in French Language & Linguistic Anthropology at Dickinson College, in Carlisle Pennsylvania. While an undergraduate student, she lived in the island nation of Fiji conducting research on the role of language in culture. Since this time, she has cultivated a great joy in blending her love of language and helping children! She attended the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, where she earned her M.S. degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders, concentrating in medical speech-language pathology. As a student, she enjoyed learning from skilled therapists on Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital's Spinal Cord Injury Unit, the outpatient pediatric feeding team at St. Anne's Hospital, and early childhood specialists within the Boston Public School system. Most recently, Steph has continued her education by becoming certified in SOS Feeding Therapy, a specialized intervention approach for children who present with feeding and swallowing impairments. She also holds a certification in LSVT/LOUD (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment), an effective treatment option for adult patients presenting with neurodegenerative impairments such as Parkinson's disease.
In addition to her speech and language work with children at Clearly Speaking, Steph enjoys visiting her family and hiking in rural Vermont, exploring new places around the globe with her husband, and cuddling up with her dog Ladyfirstname.lastname@example.org
"A minute lived attentively can contain a millennium; an adequate step can span the planet." - Chet Raymo