Speech Therapy

Faith Becker

SLP

25+ years experience and 40+ hours of continuing education at the college level in areas of swallowing disorders, auditory processing, language development, Spanish, written language, common core, autism, non-verbal language, social language skills, stuttering, response to intervention, and more.

Areas of specialty: articulation/phonology, receptive and expressive language disorders, stuttering, social/pragmatic language.

I really enjoy working with children and getting to see the improvement over time in the areas they are working on. It is a thrill for me to see when the “lightbulb” all of the sudden goes on and a child realizes that they understand something they did not before and that they have made progress. I chose to be a speech and language pathologist after trying some different areas of interest in college. I started out as a communications major and wanted to be working in radio or television. Then I switched to pre-med and the sciences, and finally, I decided to combine my love of speech and medical areas into speech and hearing sciences.

I think the most important quality in a clinician is that they listen. Listening to parents/guardians and caregivers is very helpful in gaining insight into what a child needs. Listening to a child helps a therapist understand what a child is able to do and what progress they are making. Communication overall is so important and there are times when we, as a people, forget to listen and learn.

In my free time, I love to read books, spend time with my family, watch college sports, especially basketball, walk my dog, and do 5Ks. I also work in a school and I am one of the coaches for our Girls on the Run group. I really enjoy working with these young ladies and watching them grow as athletes and in confidence.