Phaedra is originally from the Pittsburgh area; her extended family lives there- Go Steelers! She received an undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology/Audiology at Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 1994. After moving to VA, she earned her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from James Madison University and has twenty + years’ experience working with pediatrics in the public school setting, hospital, clinic and private settings and early intervention. Her passion is working with service teams and families of infants and toddlers to educate and coach early communication development. Phaedra is board certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association, Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, and the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services. She is trained in PECS – The Picture Exchange Communication System and TEACCH- Treatment and Education of Autistic and other related Communication handicapped Children from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and LAMP-Language Acquisition through Motor Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has experience in all areas of pediatric speech/language and communication disorders including training/use of AAC-Augmentative and Alternative Communication. In her free time, Phaedra enjoys being outside and on the river boating, jet-skiing, kayaking, paddle boarding or enjoying the beach with her son and Labrador retriever, Lena.