East Valley 480-892-9777

West Valley 623-334-5299

Sarah has been practicing as a pediatric speech-language pathologist since 1995. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education at The University of Missouri-Columbia, and then received her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from The University of Kansas. 

Sarah has experience treating children of all ages, with a wide variety of diagnoses. Her areas of specialty include Early Intervention and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). She also has a lot of experience treating children with motor speech disorders, such as Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS).

As an AAC Specialist, Sarah has extensive experience training families and teams (therapists, teachers, respite/hab providers, etc) who work with individuals of all ages who use high-tech communication (AAC) devices. In addition, she serves as an evaluator for one of the AAC Evaluation Teams in Arizona. In recent years, she has gained experience working with adults who have ALS (a.k.a. "Lou Gehrig's Disease") who have a need for high-tech eye gaze communication devices.

Sarah has presented nationally, on AAC-related topics, at The Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) National Conference in Chicago (2010), at the Annual International Convention for The Foundation for Microcephaly (2010) and at the National Down Syndrome Congress Convention (2015), and locally for the Down Syndrome Network of Arizona - Early Intervention series of Seminars (2013). She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) AAC Special Interest Group 12.

Sarah currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Down Syndrome Network of Arizona www.dsnetworkaz.org, and helps to lead a national photography community www.photoadvclub.com.

In 1998, Sarah relocated to Tempe, Arizona from the Kansas City area. She loves living in Arizona and does not miss the Midwestern winters! She enjoys being Auntie, spending time with friends & family, travel, photography & hiking.