Certification and Licensure:
Temporary License Speech-Language Pathologist, North Carolina
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Bilingual Children (English/Spanish)
Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Articulation/Phonological Processing Disorders
Children with Sensory-Integrative Dysfunction
Medically Fragile Children
Shaye grew up in Iowa and moved to North Carolina for graduate school. Before starting her career in speech-language pathology, Shaye worked with children with disabilities in a variety of settings including as a behavior therapist, nanny, and infant/toddler program teacher. She graduated from University of Iowa with a BA in Psychology and certificate in Disability Studies. She then completed her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Shaye’s studies included extensive coursework in Spanish as well as study abroad experiences in Chile and Guatemala. Shaye continues to expand her training and practice in Spanish proficiency and provides pediatric therapy services in both English and Spanish.
Shaye has clinical experience in implementation of early intervention, Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC), teletherapy, and a wide range of articulation and language therapy techniques. She has worked with children with diagnoses such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome, hearing loss, articulation/phonological disorders, and developmental delays. Shaye has a special interest and passion for working with children with Autism using AAC. She is familiar with picture communication boards, basic sign language, and iPad communication apps.
Shaye enjoys getting to know each family and believes that collaboration between parents and therapists is crucial. She places an emphasis on facilitating play-based and child-directed learning in the child’s natural environment. She has great respect for the intelligence and dignity of every child and enjoys advocating for the specific speech-language needs of each individual.