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About Ashley

Hello! I am a licensed speech-language pathologist located in South Minneapolis. I graduated with an undergraduate degree in Speech Language Hearing Sciences from Minnesota State University of Moorhead followed by earning a master's degree in Communication Disorders at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. 

My professional journey began working in the schools, where I gained six years of experience working with children ranging in age from preschool to high school with various disabilities. Transitioning to on-site therapy allowed me to explore and expand new horizons. Over the course of ten years, I have had the privilege of working directly with individuals of all ages and backgrounds, tailoring my approach to address their unique needs and aspirations. 

Now, as I embark on a thrilling new chapter, I am thrilled to introduce smallTALK Therapy, a place where communication meets empowerment. Our mission is to create a nurturing and dynamic environment where individuals of all ages can enhance their communication skills, ignite their confidence, and embrace their full potential.

When I'm not immersed in the world of speech and language therapy, you'll likely find me playing with my children, traveling and trying new restaurants. Life is all about balance, after all!

Licensure

  • American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)

  • Minnesota Department of Education

  • Minnesota Department of Health

Certifications

  • UCLA PEERS, Science of Making and Keeping Friends

  • Lindamoodbell Visualizing and Verbalizing

  • Lindamoodbell Phoneme Sequencing (LiPs)

  • Kaufman's Treatment Progression for Apraxia of Speech

Trainings

  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

  • Interventions for Autism, Asperger's, Sensory and ADHD

  • Fast Forward

  • PODD Communication Books

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