About the Instructor

Hello! I'm Miss Christine and I am an Independent Certified Instructor of Baby Signs® programs. I am a State Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in New York and North Carolina as well as a certified New York State Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD).
 
I am very passionate about helping individuals communicate effectively!
Credentials

-Independent Certified Instructor of Baby Signs® programs

-M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology

-State Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (NY & NC)

-NYS Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD)

-Aspire Registered Trainer in NYS

-Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Experience

I have been an Independent Certified Instructor of Baby Signs® programs since 2014 and have been providing classes in the WNY area since 2016.

As a Speech Therapist, I have incorporated the use of manual sign-language into many of my therapy sessions when working in school settings. Most of the schools I have worked in provide services to children with developmental disabilities and Autism. I have witnessed first hand the benefits of giving a voice to those who are unable to speak but can learn basic signs to communicate their needs and wants.

Personal Life

I grew up in the WNY area and attended the University at Buffalo for both my undergraduate and Masters degrees. My husband and I have been married for over a decade and we have two children at home. We have recently relocated to North Carolina.

 

We have used the Baby Signs® Program at our house for both of our children and have greatly enjoyed watching the way each of our children's language skills have developed. We continue to see the benefits from teaching signs early on as our oldest is now reaching the kindergarten age.

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