I grew up in the North East of England, before moving to London and graduating as a nurse. I worked in a number of hospitals, as an Accident & Emergency nurse, before making a career change and qualifying as a Pediatric Speech & Language Pathologist in Manchester, England. I moved to Chicago in 2012 with my family and have two sons, one at Lincoln Park, and my eldest son at the South Loop campus.
I have worked in a variety of pediatric settings, with my caseload ranging from premature babies with feeding difficulties, to secondary aged children with learning difficulties. Prior to moving to the US, I was working within a Child Development Team in Buckinghamshire, England. In that role the main part of the job was working with other Pediatric specialists, diagnosing children with a wide variety of communication and language difficulties. Working in the CDT, I spent much of my time in primary school settings, ensuring a smooth transition for the children. This involved providing therapy and support of their communication and language needs, working closely with the teaching staff.
I am excited to be a part of the Dragonflies team, especially being involved in the Early Screening and assessment of our youngest children. I will be working with children who need language, communication or phonological awareness support, as well as providing advice regarding children with speech sound errors.