Linguistics and speech pathology and working with children have always been my passion. In this role, I am lucky that I get to combine all three.
As a speech pathologist assistant, I carry out activities based on clinically devised therapy management plans. This is especially helpful for families where 1 session per week with a speech pathologist really isn’t enough. Sometimes it is helpful to have an outside person provide that extra practice too.
I am a Linguistics student switching to study speech pathology. This gives me that extra advantage to understanding the structure of language and I also know the little quirks that the English language throws at us. ‘Power-Up’ sessions are a great way to top up the literacy therapy that the speech pathologists are providing. In these sessions, we get to practice the skills quickly to consolidate them and I see the skills fall into place.
We have a number of specific training programs which I have seen make a real difference to the confidence of our little readers. I have always loved reading, so opportunities to support this skill in others is a real pleasure. Tutoring allows me to help children and teenagers to get the support they need to do well in assignments or practice tasks for school.
I am a fan of live music so when I’m not studying or supporting our kids at Talkshop, you can find me buzzing to live performances.