Speech-Language Pathologist since 1971
Since 1981 I have maintained a private practice specializing in neurological disorders (strokes and traumatic brain injury) in adults and children, stuttering and voice disorders. I receive many referrals from former clients, various physicians, and the Stuttering Foundation of America. For most clients, I travel to them and work in the comfort of their home.
My purposes for maintaining a private practice are that I very much enjoy working directly with clients and patients and being a part of their improvement in communication and rehabilitation. The on-going clinical work also helps me maintain and increase my own clinical skills. By being a therapist and seeing clients every week, my teaching and seminars are much more "real" and practical.
My many summers working in acute, subacute, and convalescent hospitals and rehabilitation centers were very enjoyable and challenging. I was able to see patients with CVAs, TBIs and other neurological disorders. I worked directly with physicians and nurses and did co-treatments with physical and occupational therapists.