My name is Kristen Pearce. I’m a certified special education teacher as well as a certified speech therapist. I found my love of working with children with disabilities when I was only 14 years old. At that age, I began volunteering in a group home for children with special needs.
I received my bachelor’s degree in communication disorders and worked as a speech therapist for four years. At the end of that fourth year I graduated with my masters degree in special education. At that point I worked at a residential school for children with disabilities as a special education teacher. I moved to the CNY area in 2007 and worked for an agency where I was able to provide both special education teacher services as well as speech therapy services.
The majority of my experience is with the preschool age, however I do have experience with children birth through 21 years. I have worked as a preschool liaison and consider my specialty to be with preschool aged children.