Elizabeth is an ASHA certified Licensed Speech and language Pathologist who practices in Buffalo, New York. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University College at Fredonia in 1987. She received her Master of Arts degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1989.
Elizabeth gained her early experience in feeding at Children’s Seashore Hospital in Atlantic City and Philadelphia. At that time, she was a contributing author in the book, The Care of Children with Long-Term Tracheostomies. She continued her feeding and swallowing training at Children’s Hospital in Buffalo. Elizabeth has provided speech, language and feeding services in Early Intervention and Preschool in various agencies in the WNY area until starting her private practice in 2020.
In 2018, Elizabeth received certification for level 3 Talk Tools® Oral Placement therapy and received the Ace award in 2017 for 70 contact hours in the area of feeding and speech. She belongs to the ASHA special interest group, SIG 13, for swallowing and Swallowing Disorders Dysphagia. She has expertise in severe phonological impairment and motor speech disorders and a recent specialization in Tethered oral Tissues (Tots) or “tongue tie.” She has received training in Augmentative communication and sign language, but her greatest joy is in providing young children with effective care and treatment for successful feeding and improved speech clarity.
She is married to her husband Bob and they have two daughters. Hannah Grace is in her second year of study in Speech-language Pathology at Gannon University and Emma Rose who will begin her clinical training this winter, as part of her Masters degree in occupational therapy.