Marilee Burgeson, MA, CCC-SLP

Marilee Burgeson has been a speech language and hearing consultant for the San Diego County Office of Education since 1987 in a 0-3 early intervention program.  She has been instrumental in developing  an autism services team model that is transdisciplinary and has been recognized by the State of California as an exemplary program. She also has a small private practice. She has continued to be a lifelong learner and is trained in ABA and is a Hanen trained speech pathologist.

Marilee has been devoted to DIR Floortime® for many years and was certified in October of 2011. She is a seasoned trainer specializing in adult learning strategies and developed a model to teach the DIR model in the Hope Infant and Family Support program, with an emphasis in reflective practice. Marilee has participated on the San Diego Bridge Collaborative, which is a community based collaborative devoted to research and parent training for very young children showing early signs of ASD. Marilee graduated from the University of Colorado in Boulder with a Master’s degree in communication disorders and speech science, majoring in language and learning disabilities in 1978. She has worked  in private and public schools as a speech pathologist and learning disabilities specialist. Marilee believes  that “you  learn what you love”! The DIR model has certainly been a rich and passionate journey!