Danielle earned her Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Sacred Heart University. While pursuing her Masters degree, Danielle was chosen for a prestigious scholarship relating to autism and literacy skills, funded by the U.S. department of education’s office of special education. This allowed Danielle to the opportunity to receive intensive clinical experience working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related disorders, as well as specific training in literacy interventions.
Danielle has experience working with various pediatric and young adult populations, including individuals with challenges in the areas of social communication, executive functioning, receptive and expressive language, articulation, language processing disorders, and literacy. Prior to joining the DP team, Danielle provided individual and group treatment in a variety of clinical settings, including private and public special education schools in Connecticut. She has experience working on interdisciplinary teams with occupational therapists, school psychologists, and literacy specialists to collaboratively formulate comprehensive, individualized treatment plans to help students maximize their progress. Danielle brings her warm, compassionate nature, clinical flexibility, creativity, and enthusiasm to each and every session, continuously motivating and engaging clients meaningfully in their therapeutic process. Specific clinical interests include social communication disorders, ASD, literacy, executive functioning disorders, and language-based learning disabilities.