Shannon has over 15 years of clinical experience working with children with communication differences.
Shannon received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree at UC Berkeley and a Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. She has clinical experience working in the hospital setting at a comprehensive AAC clinic, at a specialized school for students aged 5-22 with emotional and behavioral challenges, and in public preschool, elementary and middle school settings.
In addition to providing play-based individual therapy in private practice, she loves leading group social language sessions, helping her students to understand how the social world works, tune into the thoughts and feelings of their peers, and reach their own social goals. She works part-time at the Social Thinking clinic in San Jose providing group and individual therapy to students with social cognition differences and social anxiety. She also mentors and trains new clinicians at the Social Thinking clinic.
Shannon believes in a neurodiversity affirming approach, collaborating closely with her students, their caregivers, teachers and other health professionals in order to promote generalization of skills and to create developmentally appropriate goals for each child so that they can meet their maximum potential. She is a Hanen-certified SLP and has led the “Hanen: More than Words” workshop for parents of children with ASD and the “Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk” workshop for parents of children with language difficulties.
Outside of speech, Shannon loves interior design, practicing pilates, seeing live music and spending time with her husband and daughter.