B.A., Elmhurst University
M.S., Saint Xavier University
Mrs. Ferguson has experience working with students ages 3-18 in public schools, as well as experience working with adults in skilled nursing facilities. Her specializations are in treating young adults with needs in the area of social-pragmatic communication and emotional regulation challenges, school-aged children with language disorders, and adults with cognitive-communication disorders. With respect to undergraduate and graduate student learning, Mrs. Ferguson has a specialized interest in using both low fidelity and high fidelity simulation experiences to increase carryover of skills.
Mrs. Ferguson has worked as both an on- and off-campus clinical supervisor for undergraduate and graduate-level students and has taught Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology for a speech-language pathology assistant certification program. At Elmhurst University, she has taught a number of undergraduate and graduate courses, including Educational Settings in Speech-Language Pathology, Principles and Methods in Medical Speech-Language Pathology, Clinical Methods, undergraduate practicum courses, and graduate practicum courses.
Mrs. Ferguson has collaborated with the Illinois Speech-Language Hearing Association to develop and disseminate continuing education for speech-language pathologists in the area of ethics, and is an active member in the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Administration and Supervision Special Interest Group. She has obtained the Award for Continuing Education from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association over the two most recent renewal cycles.