Preschool Speech Pathology Leads to a Remarkable Carrier

During graduate school, Anna Andris enjoyed working with both the pediatric and adult populations. Ever since Anna was young, she aspired to work with children. “It is rewarding to help children achieve new skills and make new gains academically and socially. I enjoy the team aspect of being able to work with families, teachers, and other therapists”, says Anna.

Anna has always known she wanted to work with kids. After being introduced to the field of speech-language pathology along with some research, she felt it was the right career to pursue. Being a speech-language pathologist would allow her to work with children of all ages and make an impact on their lives. Her clinical experiences in graduate school ultimately confirmed that this was the job she had been waiting for.

Anna Andris is now a Speech Therapist for Little Lukes Dewitt Childcare Center. Anna originally worked for Little Lukes as a substitute at our Radisson Childcare Center. She found out about Little Lukes through a friend's mother who worked for the company. Anna stated, “when I was working as a substitute I could see that everyone had a true passion for working with children. Everyone was caring and willing to help each other out. All the teachers and staff were friendly and warm and truly cared about each student! That care for others and friendly work environment is what brought me back.”

“From a young age I knew I wanted to work with children. In high school I considered becoming a teacher, but after I researched speech pathology I thought it was a better fit. What I love about the field speech-language pathology is that it allows you to form a close relationship with the client and his or her family. You have an amazing role in helping that child reach their goals!” says Anna.

In many different fields, new graduates share they are excited as well as nervous about achieving their future carrier goals. “I'm more excited than nervous,” said Anna. She adds, “since I'm just beginning my career as a speech-language pathologist there are responsibilities that are new to me. I know there are plenty of Little Lukes staff, like my clinical fellowship supervisor and program coordinator, to support me!”

If you are interested in a Speech Pathology job at Little Lukes in the Syracuse, Oswego, or Watertown areas please email apply or call (315) 326-3345. Little Lukes is proud to offer SLP, CF jobs and speech therapy jobs in Central New York.

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