Danielle grew up knowing she wanted to work with children, and discovered she best enjoyed the small groups and 1:1 instruction she provided during her teen years as a dance instructor assistant. Upon finding the field of speech language pathology and seeing how it could combine linguistics, science, and communication, she knew this would be the right career for her.
Danielle received her B.S. and M.S. in Speech Language Pathology at Marywood University (Scranton, PA) and holds a Graduate Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders from George Mason University (Fairfax, VA). Upon graduation, she moved south along the East Coast for five years and worked in public schools, early intervention, and pediatric clinics in several states. Then in 2019, she returned home to the Merrimack Valley where she worked in a pediatric SLP/OT clinic before joining the Clearly Speaking team in Spring 2022.
Danielle enjoys working with a wide range of ages and communication needs. She believes that treatment should incorporate the child’s interests and strengths in order to bridge the gap with communication weaknesses. Danielle has observed that children make the most gains when engaging in fun, meaningful to them, activities.
Outside of work, Danielle enjoys watching football games (Go Pats!), taking pictures of her dog Tucker, and making conversations where she can freely toss in puns at the most opportune firstname.lastname@example.org