Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Michelle is passionate about working with children and their families to best support the whole
child. She has been working with children for over a decade with a focus on independent
learning within Montessori environments. Her background translates seamlessly to speech
therapy as Michelle has a natural ability to engage children in a fun and exciting way to meet
their individual and changing needs. Additionally, Michelle is experienced in leading group
social skills instruction using the Social Thinking Curriculum. Once children learn foundational
social skills, Michelle helps to apply them in real-life scenarios to ensure the skills are
generalized. She is a strong advocate of Thinking Maps to expand children’s language
development, and experienced with articulation and expressive/receptive language disorders.
Michelle currently holds a Bachelor of Science in Geography from the University of Queensland,
Australia, maintaining a 4.0 while earning her SLPA license from Pasadena City College’s highly
acclaimed Speech Language Pathology program and is currently licensed to practice in the state
of California. Michelle holds an Educational Specialist Award from PCC and Certificate of
Recognition from the California state senate and state assembly. She is an active member of the Speech Language Pathology Assistant Advisory Committee at PCC helping to guide the Career and Technical Education Program at the college.