Julie has expertise in a variety of methodologies effective for the management of autism spectrum disorders, language based learning disabilities, and hearing impairments. During her career, she also promoted the use of a variety of assistive technology programs to allow all learners to access the curriculum.
Julie has worked as a clinical supervisor at Elmhurst College where she strives to engage future clinicians in the dynamic process of identifying each client’s needs and providing effective therapy. As a faculty member in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Elmhurst College, Julie has created and taught courses including Early Childhood Language Development, Language Development Across the Lifespan, Phonetics and Neurology for the Speech Pathologist.
Currently, Julie works with children from Early Intervention to High School, School districts and families have utilized her expertise as a consultant to interpret test results and create goals to drive effective Individualized Education Plans. Areas of specialty include verbal dyspraxia, language processing disorders, deficits in word retrieval, social cognitive impairments, and language based reading disorders. Julie employs both traditional and non-traditional treatment methodologies, using humor to build relationships with misunderstood children, which has resulted in long-term collaborative relationships with families.
Julie is a member of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Elmhurst College and Master’s Degree from Central Michigan University.