Christine earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and completed her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Marquette University. Prior to joining PRC in June 2017, Christine has served pediatric and adult populations in a variety of settings, including school, clinic, early intervention, hospital, and home health. She began her career as a Speech Language Pathologist at a special education public charter school setting where she gained invaluable experience in AAC and working with low-incidence populations, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome, CVI, and other neurogenetic disorders. Christine provided AAC intervention with students using low and high technology (manual boards, alternative access, and speech generating devices through direct selection and eye gaze), and she worked closely with the AT specialist in determining appropriate and efficient communication access for students. She also provided parent trainings and staff development trainings in AAC implementation as well as feeding/swallowing disorders, and supervised graduate students for their clinical practicum. In her most recent position, she served as a Speech Language Pathologist in a clinic setting, including an intensive early intervention program for children with global developmental delays. Christine developed a core vocabulary program for the classroom and delivered in-service trainings on AAC and core vocabulary language and implementation. She also completed AAC device trials, conducted AAC evaluations, and provided AAC training and support to families, and other therapists and team members.
Christine holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), a state license in Speech Language Pathology in the state of California, and is a member of ASHA’s Special Interest Division 12 (AAC Division).