As humans, we are social beings. As social beings, we communicate. We communicate to share knowledge, to share ideas, and to tell stories. We communicate to relate.
Language is our means of connecting with one another; our means of sharing commonality and diversity; our means of linking present and past; our means of creating well-being; our means of developing as a species. We communicate in so many ways: orally, through gestures, and in writing.
For those with communication delays or differences, it is frustrating for both sender and receiver. Through my work as a speech-language pathologist, I hope to minimize these frustrations – to think of creative ways to help others effectively communicate their needs and wants. My professional goal is to provide support for those gaining communicative competence and confidence toward well-being and productive citizenship.