founder of the Speech Therapy Store.
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WHY I BECAME A SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
In preschool, they told my parents, “We think Melissa is colorblind.” All because I didn’t know my colors. They soon came to realize that I wasn’t colorblind after all, but in fact that I just didn’t care about learning my colors. On a positive note though they did inform my parents that I did a great job riding my bike at recess and that I also went out of my way to play with a mentally disabled student in the classroom while most other students simply ignored or stayed away from the little girl.
I got my undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences from the University of Oregon. I then continued on further to get my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University.
MY CAREER PATH
My husband and I have made the very difficult decision for me to step down from my position in the school district for a few years to be a stay at home mama to our adorable 16 month old twin boys Boden and Anders. Everyone says this time goes quickly and it does! The boys stayed with their grandparents for two evening so my husband and I could celebrate our anniversary and I sworn when they came home that they had each grown an inch.
Our plan is when the boys start school in a few years I will return to my profession, but until that time comes I want to be a part of the profession that I know and LOVE and that is why I’m creating this blog for my fellow SLPs out there doing this job day in and day out. Even though I won’t be helping students personally my hope is that with my blog I can help other SLPs who are making a real difference in the world and are providing services to our students.
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