Chrissy is a licensed, certified pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP). She supports children ages 1-18 at daycares, schools, home-based settings, and teletherapy. She has performed diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to language disorders, motor speech disorders (CAS), phonological processing disorders, and pragmatic language disorders in infants, pre-school, and school-aged children.
Throughout her career, Chrissy has focused her skills on supporting patients with diagnoses of Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Articulation Disorders, Language Delays, and the Autistic Spectrum. She has completed PROMPT Level I & II training, SCERTS, and DIR Floortime coursework. Chrissy follows a holistic approach to speech therapy embracing a child’s strengths and understanding them as an individual. She continues to learn and grow as a therapist each year by attending courses and researching new techniques. She brings nearly 20 years of experience and motivation to help children improve their communication skills.
In the summer of 2019, Chrissy introduced Play Talk & Grow as a way to connect with families all over the world and offer them real, practical strategies to help them at home. She has presented webinars, shared video tutorials, and is a big advocate for play as a key to supporting speech development.
Chrissy lives in Asheville, NC with her husband, two daughters, and two dogs. She enjoys hiking, yoga, reading, building tiny model houses, and nourishing her creative energy.