Pamela has been working with people (infants – adults) with a variety of speech, language and communication disorders in the school, clinic and hospital settings for the past 28 years. She received a Master’s Degree in speech-language pathology and an elementary teaching certificate through Eastern Michigan University. She also received an endorsement to teach students with Autism Spectrum Disorders through Oakland University.
In addition, Pamela is nationally certified through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and is a licensed speech-language pathologist through the State of Michigan. She has been employed by the Washtenaw Intermediate School District in Ann Arbor, MI since 1990, in the roles of a speech-language pathologist; consultant; classroom teacher for elementary students with autism (in both self-contained and inclusion settings); and as program developer and teacher of an early childhood special education program (ECSE).
Pamela has over 25 years of experience working with children with autism and is a certified trainer for the STatewide Autism Resources and Training (START) project sponsored through the Michigan Department of Education. She is also a certified Hanen speech-language pathologist and has offered Hanen Programs to parents and early childhood educators since the year 2000. In 2012-2013, Pamela joined the professional team of the Sunfield Center for Autism, ADHD, and Behavioral Health in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Pamela is passionate about empowering parents to help their child with ASD or social communication disorders improve their social interaction, play and communication skills in their home environment.