Hi, I’m Erin, a speech-language pathologist at DWSP. From my first contact with Dee it was clear that she has developed a warm, welcoming and supportive work environment with an abundance of opportunities for professional growth and social engagement amongst team members.
Prior to working at DWSP I spent nearly 6 years in New York City where I worked as a speech-language pathologist at a private, not-for-profit elementary school on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, just a stone’s throw from Central Park. This was an incredible experience both professionally and personally. Pre-Covid we were able to take our students on some pretty unforgettable city field trips. I never in my wildest dreams thought that I would one day conduct speech therapy sessions under the blue whale at the Museum of Natural History, or whilst riding the subway or walking across the Brooklyn Bridge.
I was fortunate to participate in a range of professional development activities during my time in New York City, from attending the ASHA conferences in Philadelphia and Boston, to taking in-person and virtual courses with the legendary Michelle Garcia Winner (Social Thinking founder) and Sarah Ward (Executive Functioning expert). I love learning new clinical skills and exchanging ideas and resources with my colleagues. The field of speech and language pathology is dynamic, responsive and constantly evolving; it’s an exciting and rewarding profession to be in! I love being a speech-language pathologist because I am constantly learning from my clients and team members and I can use my critical thinking and creativity skills to make a positive impact on my clients’ lives.
Outside of work I enjoy learning Spanish, traveling, cooking, listening to podcasts and music, and trying an array of weird and wonderful new activities like trapeze flying, glice skating, improv comedy, and a hot tub boat ride. I’m also a proud supporter of the Geelong Football Club – go Cats!
(Photo: sitting atop one of the pyramids at Teotihuacan, Mexico in February 2020 – little did I know this would be my last trip for a while!)