As a practicing speech-language pathologist for 24 years, I have had the honor of working at some of the southeast’s most prestigious medical facilities including The Medical College of Georgia, Emory University Hospital, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Northside Hospital. In every setting, I have worked with communication and swallowing disorders. Watching my own children develop, in the face of learning challenges, has given me a unique appreciation for the importance of a multidisciplinary therapy approach and the role of each professional team member throughout the treatment journey. I take pride in having a keen sense as a diagnostician and consider patient advocacy my duty. My practice has expanded to treat orofacial myofunctional disorders and I am focused on educating others about its importance.