I‘m a speech-language pathologist who has decided to work in my happy place: treating children with speech sound disorders.
A few years ago, you would have found me nervous when a two-year-old tottered into my clinic and too afraid to even touch an AAC device. I mean, don’t you ever feel like there is just so much to learn in our profession? I did. And it got overwhelming trying to keep up with it all.
I love, and I mean LOVE learning about and treating speech sound disorders.
Those kids burrow into my heart. So I decided to follow my passion and learn everything I can about this area.
Fast forward to now. I work privately part-time in a clinic and create speech therapy resources that help SLPs feel more confident when that child who most people can’t understand, pops up on their caseload.
Being in this SLP community means that your kids are my kids too. I’ve had that little one who isn’t making progress. I’ve questioned whether I’m doing minimal pairs therapy correctly. And I’ve certainly celebrated when my student masters their speech sounds in a few sessions thanks to an evidence-based approach.
I certainly don’t know everything about speech, but what I don’t know, I’ll find out and share it with you.
Thanks for coming along the adventure,