Phone: 623 376-5485
Degrees and Certifications:
M.S. Communication Science and Disorders Graduate Certificate Assistive Technology B.A. Psychology
Christine Denardo, M.S., CCC-SLP
I am delighted to be joining the Inspiration Mountain team where I have such admiration for those I will be working with! I was born in Phoenix and grew up in Northern California. I came back to Phoenix in 1996 and have been here ever since. Before joining the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders, I spent nearly two decades in the airline industry. As a speech-language pathologist, I have worked in both clinics and school settings, most recently at DVUSD, for the past five years. I love going to coffee houses with friends, hiking, reading, art, music, and traveling. I cook under my car hood on the engine when I take my children on road trips and love being out in nature, especially near the ocean. My all-time favorite activity is spending time with my family. I have four children who continue to inspire me; Dominic (24 years old), who has just completed his MBA to pursue coaching at the university level, and triplet siblings, Ava, Gianna, and Anton (15 years old). They love sports, especially basketball, and will be starting 10th grade this year. I have a heart for parents who are traveling an unexpected journey of navigating complex needs and special education. I have walked that road as a parent and as a clinician. Two of my children are diagnosed with Tourette syndrome and comorbid conditions, one with FND, and one child diagnosed with Down syndrome. My children, and the children I serve, continue to teach me about perspective. I see life through their eyes and recognize that every moment is important. Witnessing the growth in their communication skills is truly a privilege.