Mike received his Bachelor of Science degree in CommunicationSciences and Disorders from Illinois State University in 2019 where he also double majored in Spanish. He received his Masters of Arts degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Indiana University, Bloomington. As part of his graduate studies, he received specialized training through Indiana University’s Speech Therapy Education, Practicum, and Services (STEPS) program, which provides specialized training in appropriate treatment and diagnostic practices for multilingual children, with particular emphasis on working with Latine families. Mike worked in a local school district during his Clinical Fellowship Year (CFY) and remained in the district for a second year, where he traveled to various schools working with monolingual and bilingual children ranging from preschool to eighth grade. While working in the schools, he served on a variety of multidisciplinary teams in the educational setting to support children’s expressive language skills, receptive language skills, fluency skills and social/pragmatic skills. Mike is passionate about working with children of all ages, in all areas of communication, but has a particular interest in working with children who stutter, speech-sound/articulation disorders, as well as culturally/linguistically appropriate assessment and treatment of multilingual children. He is an advocate for his clients and believes in treating the whole child, working to empower his client’s to advocate for themselves. He believes that learning is a process, not a destination. When Mike is not working in the clinic, he loves to bike and try out new recipes in the kitchen, and going on adventures with his fiancée Breanna and dog Jovi.
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