On the job with Verüshka Vázquez of the Center for Speech and Language in Huntsville

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Name: Verüshka Vázquez

Age: 30

Education: Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Experience: “I previously lived in Houston, Texas, where I began my career as a Speech-Language Pathologist right after completing my master’s degree in 2009. I worked as a bilingual SLP for the Houston Independent School District (HISD) for three years, and also had the great opportunity to do contract assignments with Bilingual Speech Therapy of Houston (BSTH) in other public schools in the Houston area. Prior to my current position, I also worked as an independent speech therapy provider in the home and clinical settings.”

Job title: Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist

Employer: The Center for Speech and Language in Huntsville

Number of employees: Six

Job description: “I am an ASHA certified and state-licensed Speech-Language Pathologist providing comprehensive bilingual (Spanish/English) speech-language assessments and therapy services for children and adults of all ages and abilities.”

Work hard to become the best in whatever you choose to be when you grow up.

Best perk: “Blowing and popping bubbles is part of my job.”

Ambition: “Continue creating awareness about the importance of early-intervention and Spanish resources for the bilingual pediatric population.”

Best advice received: “Work hard to become the best in whatever you choose to be when you grow up.”

Best advice to give: “Invest in your future, never stop learning and love what you do.”

It’s a bad day when: “You run out of bubbles.”

It’s a good day when: “You see a patient being able to do or say something for the first time.”

Role models: “My amazing family, great friends and the good people you get to meet along the way.”

Working on: “Helping Spanish speaking children, adults and caregivers reach their communication goals; and collaborating with my team of highly experienced and caring speech-language pathologists.”

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