Emily earned her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences/Speech-Language Pathology from CUNY Hunter College in New York City in 2011. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). She worked in a pediatric clinic in San Francisco for three years before taking a year to live abroad in Australia to live in a community with adults with disabilities through an amazing program called L’Arche. It is clear that she has a strong passion for working closely with people of all ages and all abilities. Emily is happy to be back in her home town to share her passions with Speech and Language Specialties. Through her clinical and professional experiences, Emily has provided intervention for children and adults of all ages, with significant experience in expressive and receptive language, articulation and phonology, fluency, and social/pragmatic language disorders as well as apraxia of speech and autism spectrum disorder. She is PROMPT trained to aid in work with children who suffer from speech motor planning difficulties as well as trained in the Lidcombe program to provide intervention for children who stutter under six years of age. Becoming part of the SLS team has increased Emily’s interest in social communication and executive functioning. She now co-treats social language groups for children with social cognitive deficits, utilizing the effective teachings of Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking® philosophy. She appreciates the importance of executive functioning and social communication skills in every child’s daily life and loves the idea of being able to support children in these areas. In her spare time, Emily is always singing, plays guitar, travels, and spends time with friends and family.