Spotlight Saturday, Christine Wandishin, Speech-Language Pathologist  - Hearing and Speech Agency

Spotlight Saturday, Christine Wandishin, Speech-Language Pathologist

How long have you been affiliated with HASA and in what capacity? I started working for HASA as a student receptionist at the Scottish Rite location in 1999. I fell in love instantly with the program and went from a part-time student receptionist to a full-time speech-language pathologist. I completed my graduate externship at the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center and would later serve as the Coordinator of the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center for almost 10 years. I currently work at the HASA location as a full time speech-language pathologist. I have expanded my services at HASA by working on the Baltimore Infants and Toddlers  (BITP) evaluation teams and implementing a summer literacy program in the summer months.    

What is your favorite memory with HASA? My favorite memory with HASA thus far was implementing the summer literacy camp this summer at HASA and at BITP. Knowing that I was able to help children learn pre-literacy skills and other education skills in order to be ready for preschool and kindergarten was a priceless experience. I also enjoyed participating in the 10-K Across the Bay run. I was able to face my fear of the Bay Bridge, while accomplishing a 6.2 mile race, and earning money for HASA.

What's the one thing you want people to know about HASA? There are so many wonderful programs that HASA has to offer. I have never worked at a facility that goes above and beyond to help individuals with communication difficulties.

What are three words to describe HASA? Dedicated, supportive, and caring

What is your favorite word? Amazing

What do you like most about HASA? I love the supportive staff and the dedication that our staff has to our helping profession.

What have you gained from being affiliated with HASA? 19 years of an amazing and fulfilling line of work!

Tell us something about yourself that might surprise us. I have donated bone marrow, I have run ½ marathons for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society, and I enjoy nature. 

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