Natalia is a Developmental Therapist for Illinois Early Intervention. She graduated with a Bachelor in Speech and Language Pathology from Illinois State University in 2007, and then earned a Master in Elementary Education with Bilingual/English Language Learner Endorsement from Quincy University in 2011. Having served as a teacher for primary grades, she’s had a lot of experience in Chicago’s schools. Natalia has had the opportunity to work with a wide range of children, making her very knowledgeable on developmental expectations and school readiness goals. Being a credentialed Early Intervention provider allows her to utilize her skills and awareness in the home and private setting. She prepares play activities designed to help children progress and has the ability to observe, teach and assess the child globally. Natalia is bilingual (English-Spanish), has great rapport with families and is passionate about being of service to children.