We are a dedicated group of professionals with a common goal of helping people through local charities and organizations, with a focus on the areas of speech and the hearing impaired.
My ultimate goal in speech pathology is to become a certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist. Auditory Verbal Therapy teaches a child to use and develop their hearing provided by a hearing aid or a cochlear implant. This allows hearing and active listening to become a vital part of their life and promotes their independence in education, work, and social environments.
A communication disorder can make the world a harder place to live. As a speech-language pathologist I don’t change the world; I change their world, and that is what I want to do.
My ultimate goal within the field of speech-language pathology is to establish my own private practice in a low-income area. I aspire to provide speech services to both children and adults from all backgrounds and I’d like to inspire future speech pathologists to follow their dreams.
Speech Pathology sparked my interest while I was working with individuals with disabilities. The broad spectrum of disorders and differences the field encompasses intrigues me, and ODU is giving me the tools to impact the lives of many. I am interested in working with both children and adults, with a focus in speech and language disorders that are secondary to medical diagnoses.
I am interested in becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist so I can work as an Early Interventionist. I look forward to working as an advocate for children with special needs and providing them, as well as their families, with high-quality services.
Speech Pathology is the perfect combination of my two major interests: medicine and linguistics. Throughout my studies, I’ve become fascinated with the way language is represented in the brain; how, where and why it can be lost and the processes of compensation and recovery. For that reason, my goal is to work with clients recovering from traumatic brain injuries and strokes in a hospital or rehabilitation center and I can’t wait to get started!
In undergrad, I took a class where I learned about all of the allied health professions. I was amazed at the variety of ways Speech Language Pathologists can improve an individual’s ability to communicate. As a graduate student clinician, it’s incredible to see first-hand the great impact Speech Therapy has on a client’s life.