Allison received her Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from West Virginia University and received her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from The Pennsylvania State University.
Allison has professional experience in a variety of settings including hospitals, elementary schools, and preschools. Allison is certified in DIR Floortime through the Profectum Academy. She incorporates the DIR Floortime principles to achieve communication successes with special needs children, including children on the autism spectrum. Each child’s speech-language plan of care is developed, reviewed and modeled with the caregiver to ensure a comprehensive approach.
Allison’s comprehensive experience includes evaluating and treating children with childhood apraxia of speech, receptive-expressive language disorders, articulation disorders and autism spectrum disorder. Allison is trained in the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP) and Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets (PROMPT).
Allison is highly involved in advocating for the special needs community, including lecturing to school district Special Education Parent Advisory Committees (SEPAC). She is also instrumental in planning inclusionary community events so children of all abilities can meaningfully participate and socialize.
Allison joined the Suburban Speech Center in 2003.