Deborah received both her bachelors and masters degrees from UNH, where she was selected as a graduate assistant for her first year of graduate school. She has worked as a Speech Language Pathologist for 29 years in early intervention, preschool, elementary, middle and high school as well as in rehabilitation facilities and in private practices.
Deborah has extensive experience working with people who stutter, children with dyspraxia, language delays, and social communication deficits. She is PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Musculature for Phonetic Targets) trained and has successfully used this methodology across various ages and forms of articulation disorders. Working with families and other team members to help children make rapid progress is her focus. Understanding the needs of her clients as well as the tug of everyday life, Deborah believes in making carryover activities integral to natural day-to-day activities. This creates instant generalization removing the need to work on transfer of skills. She strives to make sure therapy is functional, effective, and fun so that her clients want to participate.
Deborah is a member of ASHA (American Speech and Hearing Association) and NHSLHA (New Hampshire Speech Language and Hearing Association) where she held the position of Vice President of Professional Development for several years. Currently, she is a member of the Allied Health Board for NH Speech Language Pathology appointed by Governor Hassan.
Deborah and her husband have three children. When she isn’t working, she spends time with them, taking care of her pets, and getting together with friends.