Speech-Language Pathologist since 1971
Since 1981 I have maintained a private practice specializing in neurological disorders (strokes, traumatic brain injuries, cerebral palsy, etc.) in adults and children, stuttering, voice disorders, attention deficit disorders, auditory processing disorders, and cleft palate. I receive many referrals from former clients, various physicians, and the Speech Foundation of America. For many clients I travel to them and work in the comfort of their homes. You can find me in the Sacramento Yellow Pages under Speech & Language Pathologists.
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 therapy skills. By being a therapist and seeing clients every week, my teaching and seminars are much more "real" and less theoretical.
My summer work in acute, subacute, and convalescent hospitals and rehabilitation centers has been very enjoyable and challenging. I have been able to see patients with CVAs, TBIs and other neurological disorders. I have worked directly with physicians and nurses, and do co-treatments with physical and occupational therapists.