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Hi!  My name is Tamatha. I am a Speech-Language Pathologist currently working in North Carolina (previous to that Las Vegas, NV and Sacramento, CA) but licensed to work in North Carolina and California. I have experience working as an SLP with children (as young as 18 months) for early intervention, school age from Pre-K through 8th grade, school age K-12th grade with telepractice, and adults with special needs in work-study facilities, and adults in nursing homes and rehab facilities.

I have been in the field of education since 1994. I began as a Preschool Teacher for a Private Preschool and evolved into a Self-Contained Special Education Teacher (Behaviorally-Emotionally Disabled, Cognitive Impairments) serving children in the Public Schools in North Carolina.  When I returned to California I served children and adults with communication needs as an SLPA before completing my Master’s degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders. 
I am also a mother to a beautiful little girl!  She has taught me so much more than all my years in school ever did! In fact, I think she has made me a better Speech-Language Pathologist too! I always knew that early intervention was important and that being an advocate was one of the best things a parent can do for their child.  However, the birth of my child, gave me a unique experience in being on the other side for advocacy and early intervention.

My daughter sent me into premature labor at 23 weeks gestation.  I was hospitalized and placed on bed rest for 3.5 weeks.  She was born at just a little over 26 weeks gestation. 

It was then, that the need for me to step up as her advocate began.  As a micro-preemie, my little girl was eligible for several early intervention services and I had to advocate for her to make sure she was referred.  She finally came home after 3 months in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit).  When she did, I reached out to OT (Occupational Therapist) and PT (Physical Therapist) friends of mine to get suggestions for things we can do at home for preventive care/early intervention since she was at risk for possible delays.  I understand the FIGHT parents have to battle when they have to advocate for their child’s needs.  I understand the mixed emotions (fear, love, concern, guilt, anger, etc..) a parent goes through when their child needs that “extra” help.

I’m happy to report that my little miracle is healthy and happy!  She is beautiful inside and out!  She is funny, smart, silly, loving, curious, nurturing, dramatic, kind, and creative!  She is one of my favorite teachers in life! She has taught me so much! Now, I utilize all my previous experience to aid others with their communication needs.  This blog is a personal blog where I can share ideas, communication tips, express thoughts, and hopefully inspire building communication with care and creativity.

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The information written here is meant to support Speech-Language Pathologists, Graduate Students in the field of Education/Special Education/Communicative Sciences and Disorders, and Speech-Language Pathologist Assistants. It is not meant to replace treatment or consultation provided by a certified Speech-Language Pathologist. If you are a parent, caregiver, or teacher who is concerned about the speech and language development of a child, I encourage you to seek out a complete evaluation from an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist.  You can begin your search for a local service provider by visiting the ASHA website at

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