Sara received her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Eastern Michigan University, completed the Post-Baccalaureate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wayne State University, and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Voice Performance with Teacher Certification (Music Education) at the University of Michigan. She has 7 years of combined experience working with children as a preschool music teacher, applied behavior analysis technician, and phonics and reading tutor. Her clinical experience treating speech and language disorders spans a variety of pediatric settings, including private practice, hospital outpatient rehabilitation, and public and private schools. Sara is trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach and practices combining multisensory activities with facilitative play to promote a student’s functional independence. She is passionate about using augmentative and alternative communication to promote literacy skills and has a special interest in voice disorders and vocal health.
She is a licensed clinical fellow in the Commonwealth of Virginia and a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).
In her spare time, Sara enjoys singing as a classically trained soprano. She has performed in several operas, musicals, and with professional choirs. Her musical career has allowed her to travel to many countries, including Italy, England, Poland, Germany, and Canada.