Rachelle received her BS in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from Marquette University and her MA in Communication Disorders from Louisiana State University. She has experience in both medical and private practice settings. Rachelle has always loved being involved in the community and has worked closely with Autism Speaks to promote autism awareness and the advancement of autism research. She has a great deal of experience working with individuals with autism, language disorders, pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders, and neurological disorders. Rachelle is a member of the feeding team at CI and is trained and certified in a variety of feeding therapy approaches. These include the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding and advanced trainings on the SOS Food Science model, feeding therapy with the autism population, g-tube transitioning, GERD, and infant feeding/transitioning to solids. Additionally, Rachelle is trained in the Get Permission Approach to Eating and the CAN-EAT Approach. Rachelle is dedicated to giving all children access to communication. She enjoys working with children of all ages to gain access to their voice by using a total communication approach that is individualized for each child. She is trained in Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) and has experience with assistive technology. Rachelle is passionate about using a family-centered therapy approach to provide support, education, and carry-over to the home environment so that children of all abilities can reach their fullest potential! In her free time, Rachelle enjoys doing yoga, cooking, spending time with family and friends, getting outside, and being a cat mom. Rachelle is honored to be a part of CI’s collaborative team!