Ithaca, Tompkins County, NY, United States
Bachelor's degree in linguistics, Cornell University.
Master's degree in speech-language pathology, Ithaca College.
16 years in practice as a speech language pathologist.
Experience working with young children and teens with autism, language delays/disorders, learning disabilities, and other developmental disabilities.
By day, my co-workers are nearly all female. By night, at the fire station, my co-workers are nearly all male.
--communication differences between workplaces that are predominately male vs female
--teaching non-literal language to people with autism
--phonetics and phonology, which are sorely under-taught in speech-language pathology
--use of verbal and nonverbal communication skills to defuse tension and minimize danger in first-responder situations