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Meet Nicole | Speech-Language Pathologist

August 8, 2021
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Meet Nicole, a speech-language pathologist who received her bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from the University of Mississippi and her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Memphis. Nicole has been a member of the Solace Pediatric Home Healthcare team for three years.

Describe your role at Solace.

As a speech-language pathologist, my scope of practice includes articulation, language, social skills, and feeding. I provide speech therapy services to children in their natural environment— whether it be in the family’s home, daycare, or even the park! I provide direct treatment to the child in combination with caregiver education and support. This ensures that parents and caregivers are an active part of their child’s care and can carry over skills learned in therapy into their daily lives.

What do you like most about your job?

My favorite part of my job is being able to work directly with families. I love being able to demonstrate therapy strategies in real time that empower caregivers to assist with their child’s development even when I’m not there.

What do you find most challenging about your role with Solace?

Although it’s primarily a reason for celebration, it can be bittersweet when I discharge a child because they no longer need my services. As a home health therapist, I am in a unique position where I am able to build strong bonds with the entire family of the patient I am working with, so sometimes it is hard to say goodbye!

What are your hobbies?

In my free time, I enjoy hiking, yoga, playing tennis, and reading.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

My proudest accomplishment is getting my master’s degree! It was hard work but definitely worth it.

Who is your biggest inspiration?

My biggest inspiration is my mom. She is the definition of strength. She has sacrificed so much for her family and shows love and compassion to everyone that she meets.

What might someone be surprised to know about you?

I was on the bowling team in high school! Which is actually funny because I’m pretty terrible at bowling.

How would someone describe you?

I hope that others would describe me as thoughtful and kind. I definitely try to be a positive and dependable figure in the lives of others. I asked my fiancé how he would describe me, and he said that I am competitive!

What would you be doing if you weren’t working at Solace?

I am really interested in skincare, so I think that if I weren’t a speech-language pathologist, I would do something in that field. Wear your sunscreen!

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