Fullana Assessment Team

Fullana Early Childhood Assessment Team

220 North Grant Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 490-3160


Fullana Assessment Playroom


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Areas of Expertise

  • Early Learning skills – how your child attends, remembers, transitions, thinks, and plays, and what early concepts he/she is learning
  • Social and emotional – how your child relates to others, understands themselves in relation to others, and manages self-control for behavior

About Me

I hold a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education. I have enjoyed many years of experience working with and evaluating young children who have special needs and those that are typically developing.

Travel is one of my main interests. I am fascinated by the opportunity to meet people from other parts of the world, learn about their cultures and listen to their hopes and dreams.

Dogs have been a consistent part of my life. Currently, I live with two sassy canines who teach me about myself daily. We are working as a team to create a respectful, peaceful life. We love our walks around the neighborhood and in the foothills of our beautiful community.


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Areas of Expertise

  • Communication - how your child uses and understands language and gestures for communication, and how well he/she makes speech sounds in order to be understood.

About Me

I am a certified Speech Language Pathologist with a Master’s degree from The University of Northern Colorado. I have been a part of Poudre School District since 2008 and have worked with a variety of children from preschool to middle school. I have been a part of the Early Childhood Assessment Team since 2013 evaluating children birth to five years old. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three young kiddos. We love to be outdoors whether it’s on a hike in the mountains or at the neighborhood playground.


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Areas of Expertise

  • Sensory processing skills (ability to process sound, touch, movement, visuals, and self-calming)
  • Fine and gross motor development
  • Self-care skills development (eating issues, dressing, toileting, sleeping, hygiene)
  • Providing strategies for family and classroom needs in these areas

About Me

I graduated from CSU’s Occupational Therapy Program in 2001. I have enjoyed working with children at PSD since 2000. I love being with my husband of 30 years, adult children, or grand-daughters. I enjoy reading, swimming, mountain walks, chick flicks, and traveling. I enjoy playing the piano, composing, and singing sacred music.


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Areas of Expertise

  • Social/emotional/behavioral – how your child relates to others, understands themselves in relation to others, and manages self-control.

About Me

I am a licensed School Psychologist with an Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) from the University of Denver. I also have a certification in Early Childhood School Psychology. I am nationally licensed by the National Association of School Psychologists. I joined the Early Childhood Assessment Team in 2017 but have been a School Psychologist in Poudre School District since 2014. Prior to being a School Psychologist, I was an early childhood teacher for 3-year-olds. When I’m not working, I love to spend time with my husband and two little ones. I am also a long distance runner, yogi, skier and hiker. We love to spend time outside even if it’s in the snow!