What was your path to becoming a provider?
My path to becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist started with my own childhood. Growing up, one of my best friends, who was more like a sister to me, was on the Autism spectrum and had learning differences. I learned from a very early age that not everyone communicates and learns in the same ways. That foundation really inspired me to enter a career where I could help others like her. This has created such a passion to expand my idea of what the relationship between communication and learning can look like.
Why are you passionate about helping students with learning differences?
I am so passionate about helping students with learning differences because I believe that we all deserve access to an education that serves us and our particular needs. Education is a right and I love using the tools that I've acquired throughout the years to tailor services to the specific needs of my students and help them learn in whatever way I can!
What gets you excited about Parallel?
I'm so excited to be working with Parallel because they are really pioneering a way for families to get everything they need in one place, with a team approach that will help to eliminate confusion and increase consistency across services.