Happy National Speech Pathologist Day to our amazing Speech-Language Pathologists!

The study of Speech Pathology has grown into a profession with over 150,000 speech pathologists across the United States. These healthcare professionals provide personalized treatments targeted to assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, communication, and swallowing disorders. Today we recognize Suzanne Vogel for her role in healthcare, and for sharing what inspired her to become an SLP!

What inspired you to become an SLP?
I was in college for Chemical Engineering and found it wasn’t for me. I took a career placement test and it said I should be a Speech-Language Pathologist. That test was definitely correct. This is the career for me. I love my job!

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
I love having a job where I can earn a good living helping children and their families.

What are the different roles and responsibilities of an SLP?
A good SLP not only works with the child to grow and develop speech and language but also with the families. The families need to be supported in the best way to help their children acquire needed skills. After all, they are the ones who know them best and are with them the most.

Do you have a story you’d like to share with us/ is there a moment you are the most proud of? I love being able to change people’s minds on whether or not teletherapy is as effective as in-person. They often start off with the mindset that it isn’t. However, after they see a few sessions and the growth the child is making, they change their minds.

What do you love about working with Maxim? I love how quick to respond and ready to help everyone at Maxim is. No matter how many questions I ask, they never make me feel like I am a bother and always have such positive attitudes.

We’d like to thank all the amazing Speech Pathologists who for providing superior healthcare and making a difference in the lives of people everywhere.

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