What inspired you to become a speechie?
Growing up, I always knew that I wanted to have a career that would allow me to meaningfully contribute to the lives of others. When I was introduced to speech pathology in high school, I knew immediately that I had discovered my dream profession. I strongly believe that communication is the vehicle in which we explore the world around us and I feel incredibly privileged to be part of a profession where I can help individuals attain the skills they need to successfully navigate the world.
Who do you like to work with?
I enjoy working with children and adolescents with a range of communication difficulties including speech, language, literacy, fluency (stuttering), social skills. I am also interested in working with children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, Developmental Delay and Intellectual Delay.
I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends, travelling, reading and doing traditional dancing. I also enjoy baking and trying new food.
Favourite speech games?
Bubbles, Mr Potato Head and Barrier Games are definitely my favourites! I also absolutely love Shark Bite which is a game that is very similar to Pop Up Pirate. However, I’m always on the lookout for new games that I can incorporate into my sessions to ensure that therapy is fun and rewarding.
To date, my greatest accomplishment would be choosing a profession that allows me to fulfil my duty of helping individuals and their families achieve their goals.