Kelley received a BA degree in Communicative Disorders from California State University—Fresno before getting her Master’s of Education degree in Early Childhood, Special Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
She worked as a Speech Therapist for the Las Vegas Hearing Impaired school district program, serving children pre-K through middle school, where the focus was total communication (speech and sign language). Kelley also worked with preschoolers with varying hearing impairments in the oral/aural program.
Kelley then transitioned to the classroom, teaching preschool and Kindergarten for children with developmental delays and speech concerns.
She spent some time focusing on her family (husband and 2 daughters) before returning to work (with CFPTA) serving families with special needs.
Kelley currently works as an Infant/Toddler Developmental Specialist (ITDS) focusing on parent/family training and developing individualized goals and strategies for infants and toddlers. She works closely with parents and teachers to incorporate goals, including sign language when appropriate, into the child’s daily routines.
Ms. DeTuro is co-coordinating a Sibshop Workshop Program for school-aged siblings of children with special needs. She has also authored a book, Mysterious Journey: Hot Air Ballooning for the same population.