Our home health experts visit children where they live and use items in their environment to help parents understand the best ways to improve speech and language abilities.
These speech language pathologists aren’t just technical experts … they are caring individuals who want to make a difference.
Why do they do it? We asked our home health and clinic-based speech therapy experts to tell us “What is your why?”
The reason I love my job is because even the smallest victories to me are usually huge victories for parents.
In a private practice setting as a speech language pathologist, I am fortunate to spend one-hour sessions, one-on-one, serving children who have difficulty communicating basic wants and needs.
While some of our one-hour sessions can be challenging due to communication demands, knowing that these children (and their families) experience similar challenges at home, in school, and in the community is what keeps me going and motivates me to give all that I can.
Every day, I do my very best to help my kiddos and their families, with hopes that our one hour spent together can help make those other 23 hours/day better for everyone 🙂
My heartbeat as a speech language pathologist is to be a resource, advocate, and listening ear for my kiddos and their families. Working together with occupational and physical therapy offers me the chance to really make a difference in the lives of families by utilizing a whole-child approach.
As a speech therapist one of my most memorable days was when one of my non-verbal friends told her mother for the first time: “Happy Mother’s Day. I love you.”