Sydney is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist who has worked in both public schools and outpatient therapy clinics since 2010. Sydney has experience evaluating and working with children, teenagers, and young adults with a variety of communication disorders. In 2008, Sydney received a Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from the University of North Texas, also minoring in Development and Family Studies. In 2010, Sydney completed her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Texas Christian University. Sydney has held her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association since 2011. She is also an actively involved member of the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association and volunteers on an ongoing basis in different positions and roles. Sydney has attended courses related to the Social Thinking approach to pragmatic language skills and values this approach for teaching social cognition and pragmatic skills. She has completed introductory courses related to the SCERTS model, DIR Floortime, and Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP). Sydney has advanced clinical training in the Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) approach for treatment of childhood apraxia of speech and is listed in the Apraxia Kids SLP Directory. She is certified in the VitalStim Specialty Program, a neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) modality for resolving dysphagia and oral motor disorders related to feeding and swallowing. She also has training in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding. Sydney greatly values the aspect of collaboration between therapy disciplines and with caregivers in order to help children and teenagers achieve new goals and build important skills for life-long communication and feeding success.
Sydney’s Certifications and Specialties include Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding, Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (ages 1.5 and up), Social Cognition, DIR/Floor Time, Talk Tools Level 1, Pediatric Feeding, and Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC).