With over 20 years of clinical experience, Margaret enjoys working with all children and has a special interest in assisting children with feeding difficulties. Margaret’s work at Abilities has also focused on children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. She is deeply concerned about the functional use of communication for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. In addition to her treatment responsibilities, Margaret also supervises graduate students from various universities for their clinical practicum. She is also the leader of the Abilities feeding team.
Margaret graduated with both B.A. and M.A. degrees in speech-language pathology from Louisiana State University and joined the Abilities team in May of 1994.
Prior to joining the Abilities Team, Margaret worked as a speech-language pathologist at Gonzales Primary School and at the Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation serving the pediatric population. After joining our team, Margaret developed our feeding program focused on helping kids with medically based feeding difficulties as well as picky eating habits. Her 10 step systematic method of addressing “picky eaters” and her ability to break down even the most frustrating moments for a parent with a picky eater, has shown great success with a wide variety of clients. Margaret goes beyond the therapy room and shows genuine dedication to her clients and their families.
Extensive training in Autistic Spectrum Disorders, apraxia of speech, oral motor, feeding disorders and fluency disorders
Certified in Fast ForWord®, Interactive Metronome®
Trained in the use of the Picture Exchange Communication System.
A little something extra…
“This too shall pass” is one of my favorite phrases. It helps me get through situations that are challenging. It also reminds me to appreciate all of the great things, big and little that are going on around me every day, because many of those pass all too quickly.