HAND IN HAND
What makes you want to become an Speech Therapist?
Right from a young age, I was very keen on working in the field of health care. In addition I really enjoy interacting with kids and this primarily spurred me to take up the para medical field of speech pathology and audiology. Everyday, the joy of interacting with children and helping families reminds me why I decided to take up the field in the first place, and this joy is what motivates me even to this day, every day for the past 20 years.
In your years in speech therapy, what have you learnt the most?
The world of speech pathology has enriched me as a person. All the experiences ranging from different social service, school settings and home /clinic based interventions has exposed me to a spectrum of communication issues people with special needs face and the impact it has on them and their families.
During this journey I have gained the knowledge of many specific techniques and their effectiveness in therapy. I have also been fortunate that I have had the opportunity to work in teams with some very knowledgeable co professionals from different disciplines which has helped me understand children and their disorder holistically.