Episode 24

Interview with Ms. Dearta Smith M.A., Speech Pathologist


January 5th, 2021

1 hr 4 mins 53 secs

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About this Episode

In this episode we talk with Ms. Dearta Smith about her work as a Speech Language Pathologist, and how this relates to mental health. During the podcast she describes her role within the public school system, provides some of the reasons why speech and language services are provided to children, discusses some of her experiences working with children diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum and explains how Assistive Technology can facilitate communication. She also briefly examined the role of parenting in observing and identifying warning signs of communication concerns.
Lastly we discussed her inspiration for authoring several children's books and discussed how parents can facilitate a lifelong love for literacy with their children.