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Mission & Philosophy

Synergic Therapy 
Where results speak volumes!

​I want your family's experience, working with Synergic Therapy, to be positively life-altering.  I am committed to working collaboratively to provide a truly beneficial experience from blended interventions.  


Many students who have speech and language deficits and or learning disabilities also present with underlying executive functioning challenges, behavioral concerns, social impairments, or underlying neurological skills problems.   

Cogmental™ Domains, to varying degrees, impact learning, academic achievement, communication skills, social and emotional development, functional life skills, and the ability to get things done on a daily basis.


Improving functioning in one area of development can vastly influence the functions of sub-skills in other domains. For example, improving sustained and selective attention can have far-reaching effects on all other cognitive processes, speech, language, social learning, behavioral, and executive functioning skills.


A synergic (integrated) treatment approach makes learning last and develops socially successful, independent communicators and learners.
I am confident that the behavioral experience I bring to my skill set, (as a speech pathologist) can positively influence treatment outcomes. I would like you, as a parent, to experience similar success at home and in the community when engaging with your child.  
As parents, I welcome you to participate in the impactful nature of synergistically bringing therapeutic interventions together.  The blended effect of interventions is greater than the influence of individual disciplines being taught as parallel services.  
I aim to understand your concerns and goals and your child's Cogmental Profile (behavior, social functioning, ability to communicate, level. of thinking, etc.).  Discussing the individualized treatment plan and research-based intervention methods follows.   Then I would start implementing the plan and measure the outcomes using observations and systematic data collection procedures.

Making learning last...
  • ​I am committed to providing comprehensive, evidence-based assessment and intervention practices, using methods that have been proven to be effective through published scientific research.  

  • I teach children how (using strategies) and why (understanding) it is important to learn the specific concepts.  I teach students how to learn independently.  These approaches promote quicker skill acquisition, greater generalization, and improved independent thinking and problem-solving.

  • Synergic programming makes sense. Core Cogmental Skills™ need to be adequate at the very least to develop learning, understanding, and independent use of new information (student goals).

  • Working at a student's optimal level of functioning occurs when targets are slightly above a student's developmental level.

  • A student's progress is accelerated and enhanced when the brain is calm, and the student is motivated and curious to learn.  All this is achievable by using behavior techniques such as positive reinforcement, shaping, and coping strategies.

  • Collaborative care and communication are essential components in the consistency, maintenance, and transfer of skills.

  • Basic behavior competencies such as sustained attention, focus, compliance, and motivation are important skills essential to learning, successfully comprehending and are the foundations for achieving academic and social success.   

  • Staying current in my fields of study is what keeps my practice innovative and informed.  This is achieved by reading, attending seminars, workshops, and trainings.  Also, teaching others through presentations and instructional consultations builds my fluency and helps me understand what the community needs.  

Trust in my abilities; this is my life's calling.  

Let's move forward together

​​Synergic Therapy teaches and strengthens core learning competencies. 



  • Learn how to learn using the best approaches for the context.

  • Learn how to understand information by turning new information into lasting knowledge that is easily accessible by creating visual images in one's mind and connecting to prior knowledge, personal experiences, and newer experiences to understand.

  • Learn to think and think to learn

  • Learn to think practically, creatively, and systematically

  • Learn to retain, store, retrieve, hold, and manipulate information from memory more efficiently and effectively

  • Communicate messages sequentially, coherently, and intelligibly the first time.

  • Learn to use their inner voice to improve their metacognition-self analysis skills and develop a positive mindset. Become more self-aware of what they know and learn to use self-management skills more fluidly, consistently, and confidently.

  • Improve their self-esteem, and develop their language skills to ask for what they specifically need by enhancing their self-advocacy skills.  

  • See learning mostly as a positive concept that's motivating and fun and not as boring or negative

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