A native Texan, Ashley got her bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology and her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Texas, in Denton, TX. During undergrad, Ashley independently completed a thesis on the topic of cochlear implants and was published in the Journal of Pediatric, Educational and (Re)Habilitative Audiology. In graduate school, she was the president of her university’s National Student Speech Language Hearing Association, as well as a research assistant for the voice disorders laboratory. She also presented nationally at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association convention on the topic of voice disorders.
Ashley is also trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) feeding approach. The SOS feeding protocol is a transdisciplinary feeding approach that integrates motor, oral, behavioral/learning, medical, sensory and nutritional factors. The SOS approach incorporates systematic desensitization in which children learn about the properties of new foods, develop oral motor skills required for eating and reduce stress and emotional responses to meal times through play.
Ashley moved to New Hampshire in 2018 after falling in love with the seacoast on a family vacation as a child. Ashley joined Clearly Speaking in 2019 with previous specialized experience working with medically fragile children, feeding/swallowing disorders, fluency disorders, and preschool special needs programs.
When not working with children, Ashley enjoys hiking the White Mountains, camping, kayaking, visiting museums, relaxing on the beach, and practicing yoga. She also recently participated in the Mount Washington Road Race. As she is new to New Hampshire, she is always looking to explore what New England has to firstname.lastname@example.org