Michael is a recent Speech-Language Pathology graduate who emphasizes individualizing treatment to a client’s specific interests and developing strong and meaningful relationships with the clients and families he works with. Michael attended Augustana College in Rock Island, IL where he received his B.A. and Fort Hays State University in Hays, KS for where he received his M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology.
Throughout Michael’s experiences working as a student clinician, paraprofessional, and a camp counselor he has developed a special interest in working with children on the autism spectrum, expressive/receptive language disorders, voice disorders, hearing loss, and early childhood intervention. Michael recently presented research at the 2017 ASHA national convention in L.A. on the topics of vocal hygiene and hearing loss/aural rehabilitation. Michael believes that strong communication skills are key to successful relationships with family, friends, and professional success in future endeavors.
Michael has a background in the performing arts, specifically music and theatre. Michael has been involved in choir since he was in high school which eventually led to his interest in voice. In his free time, Michael enjoys playing music, running/fitness activities, traveling, and spending time with his three dogs.