In 2008, I was speaking to one of my dance students about my graduate program in the field of public health. My dance student happened to be an adjunct professor at for the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program at Loma Linda University.
She offered me an opportunity to assist her with obtaining qualitative data for a student she was working with. I accepted this opportunity, attended the speech therapy session, and fell in love with the field of speech and language pathology and decided to apply for the program upon my completion of my Master of Public Health.
During my graduate program at Loma Linda University, I dreamed of combining my passion of dance with my passion of serving others through the field of Speech-Language Pathology. I told my friends that I wanted to start a private practice that catered to the whole family. I wanted a place where the child's parent and siblings would have something to do during the speech session. So, what better than a dance class? I am a salsa dancer and have been an instructor for more than two decades!
I then thought about the possibility of incorporating an opportunity to provide homework help to those who were in need of it. With all these ideas on the forefront, I felt that after all this time, it was time to have the courage to pursue my dream.
After much analysis paralysis, I thought about my one-stop shop, dreamed about it, believed in it, and dared to venture forth. In July of 2020, I decided it was time to quit talking and begin doing, so I started the process to create 5,6,7,8 Communicate Speech Therapy, Inc.
I believe in the vision of 5,6,7,8 Communicate Speech Therapy, Inc., and I cannot wait to have you be a part of it as well.