Growing up, my mother always told me, "Whatever job you choose, make sure that it's one that will help humankind". Her saying had stuck with me into adulthood. So, when I graduated from high school and it was time to choose a major, I decided I wanted to follow my sister's steps and become a nurse! Sadly, that dream came to an end when I realized that I don't like blood or needles. Shortly after, I was encouraged to pursue a career in speech pathology by my sister. From there, I transferred from Pasadena City College to California State of Los Angeles, got a Bachelor’s Degree in Communicative disorders in 2013, then received my SLPA certificate in 2014 after taking additional classes. While taking my SLPA classes, I volunteered at my cousin's son's preschool. My cousin's son has Downs Syndrome, so my main duties included assisting him in the classroom, and supporting all attempts of communication and socializing with his peers. Coincidentally, I had met Julie, owner and President of Speech Therapy Partners, while I was working at a Japanese restaurant. I was fortunate enough to observe her while she was still working as an SLP in the school district. After I graduated college, I was able to obtain a position at Speech Therapy Partners. I have been here ever since I received my SLPA Certificate in 2014 and have no intention of leaving anytime soon.
- What is your favorite part about working for STP Inc.? Everyone here loves boba and Starbucks. We all go on frequent boba and Starbucks runs.
- Before working at STP, what was the most interesting job you've ever had? Waitressing was definitely interesting. I met many people, whom I still speak to today. I met Ms. Julie while waitressing!
- What are 3 words that best describe you? Goofy, excited, friendly
- If you were an animal, what would you be and why? An orca whale. They're so fascinating to me. I could watch documentaries on them all day, but to sum up my "why", because they're intelligent and they're an apex predator in the ocean.
- What did you want to be when growing up? A famous Hollywood actor.
- What is your favorite meal? Ramen
- What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work? Sleep and going on family outings with my husband and daughter.
- What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13? Enjoy summer breaks and holidays off. Sleep in. Also, your metabolism is awesome. Enjoy eating whatever you want before it slows down!
- Would you rather be a tiny elephant or a giant hamster? Why? Giant hamster, because I'd be the queen hamster.
According to the National Summer Learning Association, during the summer months,
"A conservative estimate of lost instructional time is approximately two months or roughly 22 percent of the school year...." Summer is a great opportunity to help your child minimize the loss, maintain their skills, or gain new skills to prepare for the next school year. Schedule your appointment with a skilled therapist or tutor today.
What We Do...
Therapeutic services are customized and provided to meet the client's specific needs. While we work with many individuals with a wide variety of communication impairments/needs, here are the more common communication delays/disorders we treat. We specialize in the assessment and treatment of:
The best compliment I ever received was from a parent whose child's language was limited to single words. After working together for sometime, the mom shared that “ we found the on button, but we can't seem to find the pause or off button". So let's partner together, to find the ‘on' button in your little talker.