Cyndi has a BA in Linguistics, MA in Applied Linguistics/Teaching English as a Second Language and a MS in Speech-Language Pathology. She also has training as an Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist. She is a published researcher who has worked extensively with adults and children with a variety of speech and language disorders including those with Autism spectrum disorders, language-learning disorders, articulation & phonological disorders, traumatic brain injury, myofunctional disorders and congenital and other development disorders.
She has worked in public and private schools, hospitals, trauma and outpatient centers, and in private practice. In addition, she worked at the Utah School for the Deaf and Blind prior to her graduate studies facilitating language and American Sign Language in the classroom.
She specializes in a multisensory approach that includes whole-body integration, play, and music-based pediatric speech therapy. She uses a variety of tools to help keep the kids moving and motivated to maximize their success during their sessions. She has a passion for creating and playing music. Music and language have many shared neural resources. Music can serve as an amazing tool to tap into the neural networks that serve language learning. A variety of instruments and keyboarding can be used therapeutically to address many types of language goals.
Cyndi specializes in late talkers, myofunctional disorders, and articulation disorders.