Alexandria is a licensed speech-language pathologist in the state of Illinois and has been practicing since 2003. Over the past eighteen years, she has provided therapy for all ages in a variety of clinical settings, including public schools, home therapy, acute care and rehabilitation hospitals and outpatient clinics. She received her Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA in 2003 and her Bachelors Degree in Speech and Hearing Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2001. In both November 2017 and 2018 Alexandria presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing (ASHA) Convention in Los Angeles, CA and Boston, MA on Natural Language Acquisition and delayed echolalia. She has an on demand webinar available for CEUs through ASHA on this topic. She is passionate about educating others on gestalt language processors and how to treat delayed echolalia. Alexandria created Meaningfulspeech.com in 2020 to educate SLPs, professionals and parents on gestalt language processing, echolalia, and the step by step approach to helping support a child from delayed echolalia to original language using the Natural Language Acquisition framework developed by Marge Blanc (2012). Alexandria is an international speaker and often presents on gestalt language processing, echolalia and NLA both virtually and in person. She has provided trainings, webinars and has spoken to clinics, school districts, speech-language associations and parent groups.
Alexandria was a guest speaker on: Episode 8: Introduction to Understanding Gestalt Language Development