Cassandra Guarneros,

Miami University class of 2015

My Philosophy

My objective is to obtain a full-time clinical fellowship position in the field of speech language pathology. My professional interests include working in a pediatric setting with an emphasis on treating and evaluating children with speech and language disorders, specifically children with medical disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Williams Syndrome, etc. Through my clinical and externship experiences, I've learned that I love this profession. I look forward to finding the perfect place to settle in; adding my personality and enthusiasm wherever that may be.

My passion lies in treating and evaluating individuals with speech and language disorders, specifically children with developmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, etc. My times as a graduate student at Miami and as a research coordinator at Cincinnati Children's Hospital have taught me that a clinician must be compassionate, patient, and have the ability to improvise in order to help individuals meet their goals. As I've already mentioned, I am very passionate about what I do. I am a very empathetic person and find as much happiness in others' successes as I do my own. I'm a very patient person, which is a skill that I've developed through my experiences as a graduate clinician. I've learned that I must slowly work towards a goal and adapt a client's sessions according to his or her potential to progress. Lastly, improvisation is key to achievement in the field of speech and language pathology. Multiple professors and supervisors have praised my ability to think on my feet and adapt sessions that do not go accordingly. My ability to implement various methods into my sessions motivates clients and encourages compliance.

If you are interested in learning more about me and the services I am able to provide, please don't hesitate to contact me!