Kids Can Speak, Brantford's Speech Clinic is so excited to welcome Stephanie Picone!
Stephanie is a student at King’s University College at Western. She is majoring in psychology and she is taking a few linguistics courses. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising, practicing yoga, swimming, and traveling.
Stephanie would like to work in small groups or one on one with clients to help them overcome their communication obstacles. In the past, she has volunteered and job shadowed at Lansdowne Children’s Centre. She is currently volunteering at the Adult Recreation Therapy Centre with an aphasia group.
"I remember when I first began volunteering at the Adult Therapy Centre in December during my Christmas break with a small group and making observing of everyone’s difficulties with communication. When I returned back to the Recreation Centre at the beginning of May I noticed an especially significant improvement in a couple of clients. You could tell it meant a lot to them that they finally felt understood by others in conversation. This is why I want to become a speech therapist."
Stephanie would like to give people who have struggled with speech impediments, a sense of confidence and self-worth to improve their day-to-day lives in the aspect of communication with others.