Barbara earned her BS at Michigan State University before going on to Purdue University to complete a master’s degree in speech pathology and special education. She currently holds the national certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association and is licensed in the state of Oregon.
Over her 40 plus year career she has had the opportunity to serve children and families in a variety of settings, from directing a speech and hearing clinic in a pediatric hospital to working at out patient rehabilitation programs and birth to 5 programs. She has worked with a wide age range of children, from newborns in an intensive care unit, to high schoolers with voice, articulation and language disorders.
The opportunities for speech pathologists to work with and learn from children is endless. Barbara’s interests have led to her presenting programs on a range of subjects, including development of speech in children with long term tracheostomies, oral -motor feeding dysfunction and articulation, preschool language development and evaluation and development of social stories for children to enhance language and social skills. She has had the opportunity to attend and participate in conferences across the country and the world, including Hawaii, Switzerland and Sweden. Barbara is a co-author of the Hawaii Early Learning Profile, which is used internationally in working with the birth to three population.You will find Barbara to be a compassionate, creative speech pathologist who will work with you and your child to develop improved communication skills.
When she is not busy with children, Barbara enjoys quilting, reading, camping, traveling in the US, and scuba diving/snorkeling in Hawaii. Barbara lives in Newberg with her son and three cats. Her daughter is a preschool teacher in Portland.