Shannon has over 12 years of 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 understand to 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.
Shannon believes in collaborating closely with caregivers, teachers and other health professionals in order to promote generalization of skills and to create developmentally appropriate goals for each child so that he or she 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 in the city and traveling with her husband.