Allyson’s Story: Speech-Language Pathologist
Providing teleservices is a career that can create a meaningful impact on children all over the country. At VocoVision, we have a team of telepractitioners that have different interests, come from different backgrounds, and all decided to land in teleservices for different reasons, but their impact remains the same – they can help children reach their full potential from around the U.S.
Today we are featuring Allyson’s Speech-Language Pathology story:
Allyson’s SLP story began on a college campus tour during her senior year of high school. She had read the map wrong, trying to make her way to the nursing tour, and ended up in an SLP group all day because she was too embarrassed to say she was lost.
That was the day that she fell in love with speech-language pathology and decided to never look back.
In graduate school, she wrote her thesis on how rural school districts use and evaluate the effectiveness of speech-language teleservices. But, it wasn’t until the spring of 2020 that she started to put her love for teleservices into practice and began serving school districts.
“I was able to meet so many of my students where they were at and interact with their parents more readily,” said Allyson.
Recently, she took the leap to full-time teleservices and is working with a school in Oregon helping students ages 3-5 years old. Since she has started full-time she has had the opportunity to introduce families to the AAC community and hear success stories from parents about how their child’s confidence and communication skills have improved.
When we asked Allyson what she loved most about her career in teleservices she said:
“What I love most about teletherapy is the ability to serve students who might not otherwise have access to speech-language services!”
To learn more about how our speech-language pathology services can benefit your students and school district, click here.