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My Background

Education And Training

Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech/Language Pathology

Auburn University at Montgomery (1975-1978)

Masters Degree in Speech/language Pathology

University of Alabama  ( 1979-1980)

Orton-Gillingham Trained

  • Language! ( Alabama State Department of Education)

  • Handwriting Without Tears ( Atlanta, Ga.)

  • Wilson Language ( Birmingham, Al.)

  • Beginning and Advanced OG trainings ( Greengate School, Huntsville)

  • Project Read ( Greengate School, Huntsville)

  • SPIRE training ( Alabama Branch of International Dyslexia Association annual conference in Mobile)

Certifications And Licenses

Certificate of Clinical Competence

Awarded by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (1981 to present)

Licensed by the Alabama Board of Examiners in Speech Pathology and Audiology

Legally allowed to have a private practice in the state of Alabama  ( 2005-present)

Professional Organizations

Member American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

( 1981-present)

Member International Dyslexia Association

( 2002 – present)

Member Alabama Branch of the International Dyslexia Association

( 2006 – present)

Board of Directors for the Alabama Branch of the International Dyslexia Association

( 2006-2012, recently re-instated for an additional term of office)

Work History And Responsibilities

Madison County Board of Education – Speech/Language Pathologist ( 1982- 2006)


  • Administered comprehensive diagnostic test batteries and intervention in areas of articulation, language, voice, fluency and auditory processing for students ranging in age from 3-18 years.

  • Created and implemented intervention plans (IEP’s).

  • Provided on-going support t classroom teachers regarding teaching strategies and classroom accommodations which were necessary to assist language-impaired students in reaching their optimal academic and social potential.

  • Worked with general and special education teachers in the inclusion setting using a team-teaching approach.

  • Developed and presented workshops to teachers on various topics including auditory processing, social skills development, language impairment and dyslexia.

  • Served as a member of the DIBELS team.

  • Completed hearing and vision screenings to student population.

Private Practice in Huntsville , Alabama (2005 – present)

Scope Of Services:

  • Provide comprehensive diagnostic evaluations for students with language disorders and/or dyslexia.

  • Provide intervention services for students with dyslexia ( I have recently discontinued this component of my practice).

Additional Work While In Private Practice:

  • Contracted with Greengate School ( 2006- 2020) to provide dyslexia evaluations.

  • Created and implemented preschool screenings at Greengate School ( 2015-2019).

  • Worked with the Scottish Rite Foundation Learning Centers of Alabama providing dyslexia assessments ( 2005-2009)

  • Worked as an intervention teacher for students with reading disabilities at Valley Fellowship Christian Academy ( 2017-2019).

  • Provided dyslexia evaluations for the Dyslexia Center of the Shoals ( 2012- present)

  • Provided dyslexia evaluations for Lindsay Lane Christian Academy ( 2008 – present)

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