Sarah attended NC State where she received her bachelor’s degree and then attended East Carolina University where she received her Master’s in Communication Science and Disorders.
Sarah has provided speech, language, and feeding therapy in a variety of settings and with a variety of populations but most of her experience is working with pediatric patients and their families. Sarah has enjoyed post-graduate training in treating severe speech sound disorders including Verbal and Pre-Verbal Apraxia of Speech, and utilizes strategies including moto-kinesthetic approaches, Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) , Cycles Approach and Kaufman Approach. In addition she has experience using Structured Teaching by TEACCH, Visualizing/Verbalizing, Bloom and Lahey Language Development Model for Early Intervention, and Swallow Right. She is familiar with several alternative and augmentative communication systems including Accent AAC, LAMP AAC, PECS and basic sign language. Sarah is also trained in Positive Parenting Program- level 2. She also works with infants and children with feeding difficulties including breast/bottle feeding difficulty, bottle refusals, difficulties introducing solids, picky eating, and oral motor deficits impacting feeding.
She enjoys developing unique treatment plans that are functional and appropriate for each child and his or her family. Sarah values collaboration with other professionals (OTs, PTs, ENTs, other SLPs) and utilizes evidenced based treatment in order to ensure each child is receiving the most effective therapy.
Sarah lives in Raleigh with her husband and son. She enjoys interior design and trying Raleigh's newest restaurants.