Speech-Language Pathologist

Jamila Mercado, SLP-A

I am a wife and mother of three who is a licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant. I have over five years of experience working in speech therapy and am currently finishing my graduate degree in Speech Pathology. My experience in both pediatric and adult populations varies from ADHD and social/pragmatic issues to traumatic brain injuries and Dysphagia. I love the field of communication disorders and genuinely enjoy helping others.

Areas of Speciality: 

Executive Functioning

Social-Emotional Functioning

Behavioral Difficulties

Managing Learning Differences

Social Skills

Managing Transitions

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Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Languages

English

About

Jamila

What specialized training or population-specific expertise do you have?

I have experience working both remotely and in-person with pediatric and adult populations offering speech therapy services. I have worked with individuals with ASD, executive functions, social communications, traumatic brain injuries, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, Down syndrome, pragmatic issues, strokes, aphasia, Dysphagia, phonological and articulation disorders, motor planning disorders, expressive and receptive language disorders, ADHD, and voice and resonance disorders.

What was your path to becoming a provider?

My career started in early childhood education administration, however I felt I wanted to make a more hands on impact in the lives of children. I discovered the field of Speech Language Pathology and I never looked back. I earned my license as a Speech Language Pathology Assistant and have been working in the field ever since. I am also currently in the process of completing graduate school and earning my Speech Language Pathology licensure.

Why are you passionate about helping students with learning differences?

As a Speech Language Pathology Assistant, I find the most rewarding times are when I’m able to see the progress that a client makes and how that translates into the boost in confidence and overall morale that client expresses.

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