This month we are getting to know our fun clinician, Isaac, a little bit more!
Why did you choose to study Speech Pathology?
I have always had an interest in language and how they are used in everyday life – art, expressing emotions, learning, communication, etc. My first experience with Speech Pathology was when I accompanied my little cousin to speech therapy. Seeing him making progress in social skills and speech clarity while having fun with the therapist made me want to become part of this health profession, who aspires to help individuals of all ages achieve their goals in communication.
What is your favourite part of being a Speech Pathologist?
It’d be to make a difference in people’s lives. It’s both rewarding and exciting to see my client gain confidence in their area of communication needs, or to see how they improve their quality of living in eating and drinking.
What is your favourite part of working with THSP?
THSP offers a really superb work-life balance, which allows me to focus on what I am passionate about outside of work, such as dancing, travelling, and spending time with my family and friends. I get to recharge and carry the positive energy into work and engage my clients with enthusiasm.
Who is your favourite superhero?
My favourite superhero may sound a bit cheesy but it’s actually my Mum and Dad. They were the ones behind the scenes supporting my studies and listening to me when I was stressed.
What was your favourite book as a child / favourite kids book now?
It’d be touch and feel books – they are the ones with more pictures than words, and offer different sensory stimulation such as textures, colours, as well as a lot of manipulations. Toddlers enjoy not only reading the book, but actually flipping, opening, pulling, and uncovering. It’s an interactive process and is much more engaging.
It’s definitely wonderful for joint book-reading. Parents can share their quality time with their child while stimulating his/her language development. Things like “open! close!”, 2-word combination “Blue…(uncover flap) Jacket!”, and letters “This is letter B – like a sleepy baby!”. I always have a few in the clinic and the kids absolutely loved it!
We hope you have enjoyed getting to know Isaac a little bit more. Isaac is available at our Kogarah and Wolli Creek clinics.