Although I work with all kinds of children, my area of expertise is in autism; in addition to my M.S. in Communication Disorders, I have a Graduate Certificate in Behavioral Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders. I love my job because it allows me to help parents build their child's communication skills. There is nothing more rewarding that watching a child say a word for the very first time, especially when that child and her family have worked so hard to get there.
In addition to working as a pediatric speech-language therapist, I've also taught a undergraduate/graduate level class on preschool langauge facilitation at our local university, and I currently run a blog all about speech and language development (and ways to help!) over at Child Talk.
When I'm not working, I'm busy being a mom to a kindergartner and a toddler. I'm lucky to have gotten a front-seat view of their communication development as well. It's taught me that no two children are alike, even if they have the same speech therapist as a mom.
I look forward to answering your questions about speech and language!