Speech language pathologist and feeding specialist graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2004 with a Bachelors of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders and went on to complete her Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Maryland from 2004-2006. Her interest in pediatric feeding and swallowing therapy began while in graduate school, where she completed her internship at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital’s interdisciplinary intensive feeding and swallowing program.
Since 2006, Taylor has practiced in a variety of medical pediatric settings, including inpatient, NICU, and outpatient hospital, private practice, and the home/natural environment. Her areas of specialized clinical practice include infant feeding and swallowing difficulties, infant oral reflex development, oral motor, sensory-motor, and behavioral feeding disorders and oral-pharyngeal dysphagia. Taylor has completed specialty continuing education including the Neonatal Oral Motor Assessment Scale, Beckman Oral Motor Assessment and Treatment, SOS Approach to Feeding-When Children Won’t Eat: Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders, The AEIOU Systematic Approach to Pediatric Feeding, Responsive Feeding, “When Babies Can’t Suck”, and Pediatric Vital Stimulation. She recently completed “Understanding the Orofacial Complex,” in order to work to towards certification in Orofacial Myology through the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM).