Born and raised in
NJ, the milder winters brought Kara south to earn her bachelor degree in
Communication Sciences and Disorders from James Madison University. She earned
her master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology at San Diego State University.
Kara's career has taken her from San Diego, CA, to Charleston, SC, to Hong
Kong, and back to Virginia. Her clients have ranged from 2-85 years old and
given her experience in an extensive range of delays and disorders:
articulation, language, augmented alternative communication, Autism Spectrum
Disorders, Down Syndrome, traumatic brain injury, aphasia, dyslexia, apraxia,
dysphagia, fluency, and voice. Nationally certified through the American
Speech and Hearing Association and licensed in Virginia, Kara specializes in
working with children ages 2-12. She believes in a "whole child"
approach and a strong collaboration between child, parent(s)/caregiver(s),
therapist(s), and teachers. Along with staying at home with her one year
old son, Kara spends her free time baking cookies, hiking, practicing yoga and
enjoying a good cup a coffee. Kara has spent the last few years abroad and
really enjoys traveling; though she is happy to be settling into the great city
of Charlottesville. Kara sees clients in the Charlottesville location.