“Play is often talked about as if it were a
relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood."
I have been working with children and families over the past seven years in the Chicagoland area and recently
opened my own practice in the Western Suburbs of Chicago. I have an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and a master's degree from Midwestern University. I spent the beginning of my career in a
therapeutic preschool learning about developmentally informed practices and immersing myself in a
transdisciplinary setting putting play in the forefront of my practice.
I learned how to incorporate several aspects of development into my therapeutic interventions from occupational therapists and mental health therapists to create supportive sensory environments and social emotional support and development. This experience led me on a year long journey to become a DIR®-FCD/FloorTime provider supporting children with developmental differences. This model of development provides a foundational framework for understanding how each child perceives and interacts within their world. The beauty of this model lies in its ability to build connections, authenticity, resiliency and understanding. In addition to my DIR®-FCD/FloorTime training, I recently became a Natural Language Acquisition (NLA) trained clinician supporting parents and families in understanding echolalia and gestalt language processing.
AG SLP, LLC provides a safe space for conventional and unconventional learners to explore their ideas and goes beyond traditional speech therapy. We combine movement, sensory play and a multi-sensory environment to help your child communicate effectively and confidently.
We partner with a like minded developmental occupational therapy practice, MPJ OT, to provide occupational therapy services that specialize in evaluations, treatment, and parent education. MPJ OT specializes in sensory integration and understanding the foundational spaces of development. Their goal is to assist your child in moving through the world with skill and confidence. This unique partnership allows for both disciplines to work in unison with co-treat sessions or back to back sessions in the same therapeutic space.