Tina is one of Small Talk’s proud co – founders. Although Tina’s extensive training and work experiences include both adults and children, her true passion is Early Childhood Language Development.
Before founding Small Talk, Tina led a specialized preschool program for language – impaired children within William Beaumont Hospital’s Pediatric Speech and Language Pathology Department. For over 10 years, she developed curriculum, participated on multi – disciplinary assessment teams, and managed a caseload with therapeutic emphasis on receptive and expressive language, cognition, pragmatics, articulation, phonological processing, apraxia of speech, fluency and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Tina prides herself on creating a welcoming and enjoyable therapeutic environment with strong emphasis on functional goals that will develop a child’s language learning to their fullest potential.
Tina holds a Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Wayne State University and is certified by both the American Speech – Language Hearing Association and the Michigan Speech – Language Hearing Association.
A life – long Michiganian, Tina was born and raised in the Detroit area. She is married with three children.