Molly is a pediatric speech-language pathologist from the Southern New Jersey/Greater Philadelphia area. She graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Master's of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyola University in Maryland in 2007 and 2009, respectively.
During Molly's time at Loyola University, she had the opportunity to complete her clinical externship at Kennedy Kreiger Children's Hospital where she worked closely with feeding specialists on an interdisciplinary team in the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Clinic. While studying, she gained knowledge and a unique skill set focused on helping families and their children increase oral intake of foods, improve oral motor skills, and expand diets of picky eaters.
Upon graduation, Molly accepted a Clinical Fellowship position at a pediatric children's hospital in Southern New Jersey where she worked with children with communication disorders ranging in ages from birth to 21. She took a special interest in medically-fragile infants and toddlers, as part of the hospital's Medical Daycare Program, and concentrated on oral motor and feeding challenges related to feeding-tube dependency. During that time, Molly worked closely with patients and families with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disorders in an outpatient center. There, she completed many comprehensive augmentative and alternative communication evaluations and selected and programmed devices appropriately to meet each child's needs and abilities.
Over the course of her career, Molly has worked across many clinical settings, including home-based early intervention (birth to three years old), center-based early childhood education programs, (three to five years old), and private therapy in a home setting. Molly also has experience supervising and training speech-language pathologists during their clinical fellowship year.
Molly holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is currently licensed to practice speech pathology in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.