Evaluation & Treatment Sessions in Person or Online
My name is Vanessa and I am an ASHA certified bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist in Tampa and proud owner of TheraVolve Wellness Co. I am fluent in English and Spanish. I received my Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Florida. Go Bulls!
During my graduate career, I studied abroad at the University of São Paulo in Brazil focusing on dysphagia rehabilitation in adults as well as aural rehabilitation following cochlear implant surgery in teenagers. I participated in non-profit organizational events such as The Aphasia Recovery Connection Cruise. I also participated as an undergraduate and graduate research assistant at The University of South Florida for the effects of bilingual external visual memory aids for individuals with dementia.
During my professional career, I have provided skilled evaluation and intervention services to children, adult and geriatric populations in outpatient settings and skilled nursing. My areas of clinical expertise include neurogenic cognitive-communication disorders such as dysarthria, aphasia, acquired apraxia of speech, cognitive impairment and dysphagia, with a primary interest in bilingualism, dementia, voice and cognitive rehabilitation following stroke and traumatic brain injury.
By identifying your unique challenges, capabilities and goals, I am able to develop a personalized and functional speech therapy plan to create sustainable change in all aspects of life. I'm so excited to begin this journey with you!
Speech therapy services
The role of a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) is to prevent, assess, diagnose and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders.
Speech-Language Pathologists may also work with people who don't have speech, language or swallowing disorders, but want to learn how to communicate more effectively such as other forms of communication enhancement.
WE CAN HELP WITH...
what sets us apart from other speech therapy practices?
We are bilingual!
Se Habla Español!
We understand the complexities involved in bilingualism and the significant amount of misinformation being spread about speaking two languages.
We are prepared to educate and empower our bilingual families!
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