In February 2019, I had this beautiful baby girl, Bellamy. As any other parent knows, having a child truly does change your life. Since having her, I have been craving more flexibility in my career. This led me to create Stellar Speech Therapy. I wanted to be able to do what I love while also having more time to dedicate to being a mom. Bellamy is now 16 months old and it has been amazing to see the language development that I spent years learning about happen in front of my eyes.
When it comes to therapy, I especially enjoy treating speech sound disorders. It is so exciting to witness the moment it finally “clicks” for a child when they are able to say a tricky sound that they have been practicing and practicing. Their face fills with pride and it is wonderful to watch! I strive to make my therapy sessions as engaging as possible for the child. I want them to enjoy the time we spend together. I plan our sessions around their interests or make the sessions theme-based. For example, one of my older clients loves trivia games. In our sessions, we alternate between practicing his “r” sound and answering trivia questions. For one of younger clients working on speech and language goals, we have theme-based sessions. For example, one session was all about baking. We practiced baking vocabulary words, answered comprehension questions while reading a book about baking, sequenced the steps to bake a cake, and then practiced baking by playing a cupcake making game! Learn more about the services I offer.
Outside of the SLP world, I live in Alexandria, VA with my husband, daughter, and mini-goldendoodle. I love to exercise, and am even a certified yoga teacher! When I have time, I like to read thriller novels, bake, and cross-stitch.