Tracy Kaplan, CHERISH Program Trainer
Tracy is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with a Master of Science in Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences from the University of Arizona. She has been practicing for over 16 years, working in various settings (i.e., community/home health, schools, hospitals, clinics) and with people of all ages. Tracy is a Certified Lactation Counselor, she has an educational background and training in maternal child health, and she was a LEND Fellow through the UA College of Medicine, Dept. of Pediatrics. She has also completed an Infant-Parent Mental Health fellowship through the University of California-Davis, the Phase 1 NMT training/certification with Dr. Bruce Perry through The Child Trauma Academy, and she has been working as a CHERISH™ Infant Mental Health Specialist in the field of early intervention since 2015. Most recently, Tracy has been enrolled in a 15-month Reflective Supervision Fellowship Program. Tracy enjoys blending her work in Speech-Language Pathology, child development, and infant-early childhood mental health principles into an interdisciplinary approach to optimally serve children and families, professionals, and communities. Her areas of interest and specialty include: communication and feeding disorders, infant-early childhood mental health, and reflective supervision and consultation. Outside of her local endeavors, Tracy volunteers internationally to support feeding and infant mental health practices for underserved populations. She also adores being outside and soaking in beautiful vistas with her hubby and two furry friends, Ira and Sal.