Over the past 20 years, Stephanie has worked in a variety of settings to include school systems, Birth to Three, Hospitals, Nursing Homes and now private practice.
She began working with children with significant language disorders when she was a paraprofessional in a CT preschool program. This job prompted her to continue her schooling and go to graduate school at the University of DC. It was at graduate school that Stephanie learned to see each child as an individual. The children and families who Stephanie worked with in DC came from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Part of Stephanie's therapy, involves seeing the child as an individual and tailoring therapy plans to meet the child's and families needs. Stephanie training to improve feeding and swallowing skills started in graduate school when she worked in a hospital setting for both adults and children.
In addition to her degree as a Speech and Language Pathologist, she is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. As a BCBA she is able to consult to families about their child's behaviors. In addition, she is able to make her therapy sessions more effective because she is aware of the best ways to manage behaviors and increase motivation to receive the best results. The combination of these two specialties helps her to work with a wide range of children.
Stephanie also consults at the Center for Children with Special Needs providing evaluations for children on the Autism Spectrum.
Stephanie believes in working with families. With the support and understanding of a family, a child can make the most progress.
In 2012, Stephanie was honored by Connecticut Magazine as one of Connecticut's top 40 professionals under the age of 40.