Here are a few of my most recent professional accomplishments...

  • Co-authored and taught course: "The Neurobiology of Swallowing and Dysphagia: Foundations of Normal and Abnormal Swallowing, Dysphagia Evaluation, and Treatment of Swallowing Dysfunction" at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, May 2-3, 2015.
  • Co-authored and taught course: "De-Mystifying the Transition to Solid Foods: Purees, Baby Led Weaning, and Everything in Between" for medical professionals, March 14, 2015
  • Authored the Article: "The Developmental Progression of Eating Skills.  Identification of Early Feeding Issues" Published in the Journal of the California Dental Hygienists' Association
  • Provided teacher inservicing on sensory integration for preschool teachers at Fox Child Development Center, Sept. 2014
  • Co-presented 2-day course for therapists: "The Neurobiology of Swallowing and Dysphagia: Foundations of Normal and Abnormal Swallowing, Dysphagia Evaluation, and Treatment of Swallowing Dysfunction" as part of the USC OT continuing education program, Sept. 2014
  • Co-presented course: "That's a Lot to Swallow: Understanding Pediatric MBSS" at the Occupational Therapy Association of California's Spring Symposium, March 2014
  • Co-presented course: "Feeding, Eating, and Growing: Building Success with Our First Occupation" at the Occupational Therapy Association of California's Spring Symposium, March 2014
  • Authored and presented course: "Understanding Pediatric Feeding, Eating, and Swallowing" for the California Dental Hygienists' Association, February 2014.
  • Co-authored the article: "Altered Consistencies of Liquid in the Treatment of Children with Dysphagia."  Published, May 2013, in Infant, Child, and Adolescent Nutrition Journal (ICAN).
  • Co-presented a course: "Recipes for Success" at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) anual national conference, April 2013.