Shaela Hepworth, SLPA

Shaela Hepworth

My name is Shaela Hepworth from Colorado Springs, Colorado, and I have been an SLPA since 2019, when I obtained my SLPA certificate through Northern Arizona University. I love my work in speech-language pathology and working with kids. There is never a dull moment!  I am currently obtaining my SLP Masters's degree through Emerson College in Boston and will be graduating in 2023.

You can find me studying, reading, homesteading, homeschooling, and cooking when I am not running a busy household.

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Specialties

Group Instruction

ADHD/Attention

Social-Emotional Functioning

Managing Learning Differences

Differential Diagnosis

Play Therapy

Receptive Language Disorder

Phonological and Articulation Disorders

Expressive Language Disorders

Voice / Resonance Disorders

Ages

Pre-School

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Languages

English

About

Shaela

What advice would you give to a family who is on the fence about signing up for a learning assessment (or counseling/therapy)?

Although there may be some reservations about getting support, providers are there to help with every step of the process. Therapists can create an individualized plan to help you attain goals. You are the focus of what we do, and we will help you achieve more than you thought possible. It isn't always easy, but it is worth it.

Why are you passionate about helping students with learning differences?

My career has taken me in many different directions with kids of varying abilities. I am happy to help children see that they can succeed even if they struggle. I struggled with handwriting, math, and reading and got extra help from people who cared. This experience has made me want to help other children with learning differences.

What would you say to someone who is very anxious about learning problems in school?

It is natural to be anxious, and we understand. Many people struggle with learning challenges (myself included). That doesn't mean that you are dumb or can't do it; it means you haven't been taught how you learn. With motivation and help, we can do this together.

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