May is Better Hearing and Speech Month known to us as Speech Therapy Month! Speech language pathologists, or speech therapists, work within the full range of communication to evaluate and diagnose speech, language, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders and treat such disorders in individuals of all ages. You can read more about speech therapy HERE.
Where are you from? I am from Bunkie, LA. But I have been living in Lafayette, LA for the last 10 years.
How long have you been with Therapy Center? I have been with the Therapy Center for 5 years.
Where did you receive your education? I received my Bachelors degree and Masters degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Why did you choose to study to work in the therapy industry? I chose to work in the therapy industry because of the variety of populations that I could work with ranging from geriatric to pediatric patients. Also, it allowed for me to closely interact and bond with patients and assist them in increasing their communication, independence, and quality of life.
What is the most rewarding part of your job? The most rewarding part of my job is when my patients achieve their goals and they are able to communicate with their families and friends. It is so rewarding to see them smile and laugh!
What is the best thing about working for Therapy Center? The best thing about working for the Therapy Center is definitely my therapy team! My co-workers are the best anyone could ask for and they are my family away from home.
Do you have any hobbies or any activities you enjoy doing most in your spare time? Currently my time has been spent wedding and honeymoon planning. In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors, riding my bike, shopping, and walking my two sweet Beagles, Hank and Boots.