What advice would you give to a family who is on the fence about signing up for a learning assessment (or counseling/therapy)?
Asking for help is not always easy. It can be a difficult decision to seek the support of outside professionals and share your child and family’s personal challenges with them. I advise families that I work with to find a Speech Therapist that they connect with, feel comfortable with, and can openly ask questions and learn from.
What was your path to becoming a provider?
I knew early on that I wanted to work in a field that helped people. In college, I immediately connected with the field of Speech Pathology and quickly grew passionate about all of the different facets of this career. I initially worked in public schools serving children in preschool up to high school. I then transitioned into working with adults and geriatrics in a rehab setting helping individuals regain their communication and swallowing skills. After I had kids, I decided to venture back into the pediatric world and have since worked in Early Intervention, private clinics, and virtual schools.
Why are you passionate about helping students with learning differences?
I have the unique insight of being an SLP and a parent to a child with learning differences. I understand the struggles a family goes through in wanting their child to succeed and how stressful the process can be. I aim to provide quality therapy while having fun and being supportive of the family’s needs.