Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
M.A. Communication Disorders California State University, Fullerton August 1986
B.A. Communications California State University, Fullerton December 1984

Undergrad courses specific to Childhood Language Development, Aural Rehabilitation, Neurogenic Communication Disorders and Voice and Craniofacial Disorders.
Graduate course specific to Clinical Practice and Contemporary Issues.
Clinical Supervisor at the Clinical Education Center.

Developmental and acquired language disorders in children and adults, neurogenic communication disorders, aural rehabilitation, and how to improve student outcomes in higher education.

10 years of adjunct faculty and clinical supervision at California State University, Fullerton.

1991: Author of GIFT-ADD, a group intervention model for
children ages 5 to 15 presenting with additional deficits
1994: Development of ADDvantage for Students, a tutoring
program specifically designed to meet the needs of students
with attentional difficulties
1996: Development of ADDvance, a student enrichment program providing speech, language
and cognitive intervention for students at private schools in
the Covina/West Covina area
2007 – 2010: Teen Scene pilot program: development of a life-skills training model for
adolescents 12 to 15:11 years old on the autism spectrum at
Casa Colina Children’s Services supported by funding from
the Henry L. Guenther Foundation.
2012-2013: California Communication Access Fund Grant and Findings report: Use
of iPad to Increase Communication and Satisfaction of
2013 - present: Effects of Amplification on Language
Development of Children with Atresia: Poster presentation at
AAA and CSHA, co-author. Currently under journal review, as
well, for publication. 2015, the peer review article accepted
into Journal of Audiology and currently going to print.
February, 2015 to 2019: Exploring Use of AutisMate to
increase communication access for children on the Autism
Spectrum and adults with Aphasia through grant research with
DCF. (Modified to "Use of AAC" in general).
April, 2023: CSHA Poster presentation, "A Scoping Review: Neurological Impacts of Post-COVID for SLPs.

Faith Life Center for attendance
Small independent women's group and bible study creating bags for women in need throughout the year.

SGPRC Vendor Advisory Board for 10 years.
CSHA advisory board for District 10 for many years.
CSHA Treasurer for 2 years.

Playing the piano and crafts, specifically making greeting cards, are my favorite hobbies. I also enjoy spending time with my husband, two adult children, and three dogs.

I strive to be the best I can be to help others achieve their goals and dreams as God leads us.