roughout her career as a speech-language
pathologist, Maggie has demonstrated a passion for working with families and
children with communication difficulties.
She recognizes the vital role families play in the remediation of
communication disorders in children and strives to make treatment a team
effort. Maggie also recognizes that
children learn best through play and she provides insight to help families play
together in ways that facilitate communication development.
Maggie began implementing the DIR-FCD model (popularly
known as Floortime) into her therapy sessions in 2014. Maggie began the formal certification process
in 2016. Extensive and ongoing training
in this model has allowed her to tailor assessments and treatment sessions
based on each child's foundational capacities.
Maggie structures each session to help the children she serves relate,
communicate and think while respecting their individual differences.
Maggie has gained experience in a wide variety of
settings including: preschools, elementary schools, daycares, hospitals,
skilled nursing facilities and private clinics.
She has helped individuals with various communication difficulties
secondary to Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, developmental delay,
intellectual disabilities and rare disorders communicate more functionally.
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices
- Apraxia, Articulation, and Phonological Disorders
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Early intervention
- Expressive and Receptive Language Therapy
- Family Centered Communication Intervention
- Floortime (DIR-FCD model) therapy