Let me take a moment to introduce myself.

I am a mom, a speech-language pathologist, a former journalist, a wife, a daughter, a sister and an avid reader to name a few of the roles/titles associated with me. I’m a multi-tasker who enjoys the hustle & bustle of everyday life. I’m an active person and enjoy outdoor activities including running, biking, swimming and hiking as well as my own backyard. I love listening to music, reading a good book or the latest research, getting together with friends and playing games and reading with my children. I also love to travel.

I’m excited about my newest professional adventure–my own private practice. I am eager to share ideas, information and skills with my clients as well as with parents who may have questions about speech and language development or families dealing with rehabilitation of a loved one following a neurological change.

Communication has been the theme of my professional life for more than 15 years. I began in daily newspapers as a reporter and continued in the field as a journalist until earning my masters in speech-language pathology. The two professions seem vastly different, I’m told frequently, but I don’t think so. I’ll explain that in my next post.

It’s fair to say that I’m a people-person. I enjoy meeting new people and learning about them, their culture, their lives, their experiences. It should come as no surprise then that as a speech-language pathologist, or SLP, I love getting to know my clients and their families. This connection is invaluable to the outcome for the client, and quite frankly, enjoyable. I’ve always enjoyed meeting new people. I make friends everywhere I go and am always learning from them.  This has made me a better person overall, and a better speech-language pathologist at that.

As I get my blog started–the marriage of my two careers (writing about speech-language development)–I’d love to get ideas from you. What do you want to know about related to speech and language development or rehabilitation? about speech therapy? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

Nice to meet you!

Nice to Meet You!

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