Shanni received her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Washington, where she also completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Colorado College.
Prior to beginning graduate studies in Speech-Language Pathology, Shanni worked as a classroom assistant in high school, elementary, and preschool classrooms with students with developmental delays. Through this experience, she became passionate about working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders, and collaborating with an interdisciplinary team. Shanni further pursued her interest in autism spectrum disorders through work in research settings at the University of Washington’s Research in Early Autism Detection and Intervention Lab, and the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Language and Learning Lab.
Shanni is currently completing her Clinical Fellowship Year at NEPS. She completed her graduate internship at Mary Bridge Good Samaritan Children’s Therapy Unit, a multidisciplinary medically based outpatient clinic in Washington state. She has had experience supporting a range of populations including children with receptive and expressive language delays, autism spectrum disorder, fluency disorders, articulation disorders, and childhood apraxia of speech.
In her free time, Shanni enjoys hiking, playing soccer, and pottery making.