Introduction I grew up in New Jersey and both my parents are educators. That sparked my interest in the field. I went to school in California at Pomona College, and I got my Psychology, Gender, and Women’s Studies degree. Then I attended Teachers College in New York at Columbia University and received a Master of
Introduction Jennifer W., CAGS, NCSP, grew up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She attended the University of Notre Dame in Indiana and went to graduate school at Northeastern University in Boston. She married and moved to Hawaii with her husband who was in the Navy. Jennifer worked in Hawaii for her internship year as a school
Kimbra K. attended Cal State Fullerton and worked for Anaheim school districts for several years. She moved to Washington state seeking a different lifestyle with her husband and worked there for about 15 years. While living and working in Washington, she met a woman who specialized in working with students with behavior problems and dogs.
Introduction Sarah B., M.S., CCC-SLP, has lived in St. Louis, Missouri her entire life. She attended Fontbonne University in St. Louis. Sarah has one 22-year-old who is now out of the home, and four children still at home, ages 14, 12, and 10-year-old twins. All four attended school last year but this year in the
Introduction Occupational therapist Stacey C. is a San Diego native. She’s been a practicing teletherapist since 2012. Stacey is the mother of a 13-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl, both doing virtual schooling. And she’s an amateur scuba diver—with her husband, she’s done scuba dives all over the world. My husband and I were married
Janine Kessler, M.S., CCC-SLP, has over 20 years of speech therapy experience in schools and has been a teletherapist with PL since 2017. She grew up in Canada, owns a home in Missoula, Montana, and currently lives in Sacramento, CA. Janine and her husband love to travel. What inspired you to become an SLP? Growing
Hollie Fleming, CCC-SLP, grew up in Springfield, Missouri. She graduated with her speech-language pathology degree from Missouri State University and has been a practicing SLP for 12 years. She’s also a certified yoga instructor. Hollie travels with her husband who is in the military. They have a twelve-year-old daughter. Their family currently lives in South
Trisha Ray, CCC-SLP, first became an SLP in 2010 and held several different positions before becoming a teletherapist. She worked in an autism-based school for 4 or 5 years and she did some outpatient therapy as well—all pediatrics. Trisha got her BA in elementary education and right after college started substitute teaching. She hated it.
Barbara Jones, M.S., CCC-SLP, grew up in the Washington, D.C. area. She went to college in Texas where she met her husband. They lived in Texas for 9 years after graduate school and then moved to Arkansas where they’ve lived ever since. About her home state, Barbara told us, “Arkansas is a well kept secret.
This month we spoke with Kristin Martinez, M.A., CCC-SLP, Head of Clinical Standards and Outreach with PresenceLearning, to discuss how therapy happens online within the PresenceLearning platform. During this interview, Kristin focuses on the outlets for support that PresenceLearning offers providers in the PL Care Network. What type of support does PL offer to new