Spotlight Saturday, Sarah Spicer, Speech-Language Pathologist
What drew you to HASA originally? Originally, I was mostly familiar with HASA’s Scottish Rite clinic location because I know many Scottish Rite Masons. I attended James Madison University in Virginia, but when I came home for the summers, I often came to the Scottish Rite clinic to observe Chrissy, Lisa, and Eleni and to “man the front desk” when the receptionist was on vacation. After graduating with my Masters, I looked into HASA further and realized all that HASA had to offer – Gateway, CIRS, Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, Occupational Therapy – and it was exciting to see such an diverse team all in one place!
How long have you been affiliated with HASA and in what capacity? I have been working as a Speech- Language Pathologist for HASA for 2 years on August 3!
What's the one thing you want people to know about HASA? HASA’s mission is truly to help children and families in whatever way they can. I’ve seen it again and again: HASA employees will go above and beyond to make sure a child gets what they need.
What are three words to describe HASA? Genuine, friendly, team
What is your favorite word? Epiphany – I like the feeling as much as the word.
What do you like most about HASA? The people! The people are wonderful. Whether it is the professionals I am working with, the families I am working for, or the lovely people I just happen to pass in the hall. It is rare to find so many good eggs in one place.
What have you gained from being affiliated with HASA? Sometimes it is so easy to get caught up in the fast paced work world where you only have time to quickly report and move on to the next, but I have learned how meaningful and important it can be to sit down with a person and take the time to listen and hear what they have to say. You learn more that way!
Tell us something about yourself that might surprise us. I absolutely LOVE puns and bad jokes. They make my whole day. Speaking of, a sheep, a drum, and a snake fell down a cliff. BA-DUMM-TSS
In Blog section
- Accent Modification, Accent Reduction
- Adult Aural Rehabilitation
- Apraxia of Speech in Adults
- Apraxia of Speech in Children
- Assistive Technology
- Auditory Processing Disorders
- Aural Rehabilitation for the Treatment of Speech Disorders in Children
- Hearing Aids for Children
- Cochlear Implants
- Hearing Aids
- Hearing Loss in Adults
- Hearing Loss in Children
- Hearing Protection
- Language-Based Learning Disabilities
- Speech Sound Disorders
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Voice Disorders