Meet our SHC Ambassador for ASHA 2019

Meet our SHC Ambassador, Jessie Cáceres! Jessie is a speech-language pathologist and will be attending the American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s ASHA Convention with our team in Orlando, FL. Jessie has extensive experience as an SLP. She is bilingual and has worked in medical and educational settings, both rural and urban. As a traveling therapist, she has spent time in California, Washington, Texas, Kansas, and Missouri. Jessie has also shared her experience and knowledge with her colleagues as a mentor for CFs and assistants at Supplemental Health Care.

Jessie enjoys the flexibility of her schedule and the ability to work in varied settings during her career with SHC. She has a great relationship with her staffing manager and appreciates how kind and helpful everyone on the team has been to her. Check out Jessie’s story in her own words and why she loves working as an SLP!

As a mentor, what advice do you have for those just starting out in speech-language pathology?

1) Decide what your goals are in the field.

2) Work hard and do your best, but don’t take work stress home with you.

3) Pick CEU’s that inspire you!

4) Don’t expect that other professionals will always understand our field or your role.

5) Build rapport and enjoy the people you are with.

6) Make the secretary, janitor, nurses, and teachers your FRIEND.

Why do you want to attend ASHA 2019?

“Imagine More is such an inspiring theme! I filled out the form on the convention website, “I am an ASHA Imaginologist,” and it really prompted me to reflect on what has happened in my life that I would not have imagined! I think that is the salient point; imagine what could be. The world is changing fast and advances will be made with dementia, MS, Parkinson’s, cancer, and communication, cognition, and swallowing treatment. I would love to be at ASHA Imagine More to soak up this inspiring theme, learn the latest research, network, and bring the enthusiasm back to my students and patients.”

Be sure to follow along with Jessie on our @shccares accounts during her social media takeover at the ASHA convention. She’ll be sharing her travels, fun events, and what she learns at the convention with our followers. “Imagine More” with Jessie and SHC at ASHA this week!

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