Dani received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Baylor University and her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Texas.
Dani has treated a variety of ages ranging from infants to young adults. She has pediatric experience in a university clinic, home health environment, and private practice settings. She has worked with children with Down syndrome, Autism, hearing loss, and genetic disorders. Her treatment experience includes the following: articulation disorders, receptive and expressive language delays and disorders, feeding, and social communication disorders. She also has experience using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) to enhance language skills in children including LAMP Word for Life and PECS. Dani attended a Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) workshop and is trained in diagnosing and treating childhood apraxia of speech.
Throughout her professional experience, she has had opportunities to collaborate with occupational therapists, physical therapists, and applied behavior therapists. Her treatment philosophy is that rapport and client motivation is key and that parents and families are important in generalization of skills learned in therapy. Therefore, her therapy centers on parent training and is best delivered in a playful and engaging environment using functional activities.
Dani grew up in Carrollton, lived in San Diego, CA for 2 years while her husband was getting his Law Degree, and currently resides back in Carrollton. She enjoys reading, playing volleyball and soccer, spending time with family and friends, and playing with her dog Aurora (Rori).