Nicole received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders from Truman State University in 2007 and her Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Kansas State University in 2009. Nicole has been a certified member of American Speech-Language and Hearing Association since 2009.
Upon graduation, Nicole worked with preschool and elementary aged children in the Kansas City area public schools. Following completion of her clinical fellowship in Kansas City, Nicole moved to Colorado to continue her career in pediatrics. Since 2009, Nicole has worked as a speech language pathologist in the schools, in the outpatient clinic setting, home based therapy, and with adults in skilled nursing facilities.
Nicole has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of children with experiencing a variety of communication difficulties. She has worked with a variety of children including those who have a diagnosis of cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, cleft palate, autism, multiple needs, hearing impairment, speech/language impairment, and learning disabilities. Nicole is trained in Yoshimoto Orton Gillingham approach for teaching reading and spelling and also completes diagnostic assessments for dyslexia. Nicole’s areas of specialty include: receptive and/or expressive language delays, augmentative and alternative communication, reading disabilities, and articulation.
Nicole has taken continuing education courses to expand her knowledge in early intervention, speech fluency, autism, and school based intervention practices. In 2012, Nicole received certification in the Hanen “It Takes Two to Talk” program which focuses on family involvement in language development in children from birth to five years of age.
In her spare time, Nicole enjoys taking full advantage of the Colorado outdoors. You can find her hiking, camping, practicing yoga, snowboarding, reading, traveling, and exploring new areas of Colorado.