Passionate Speech-Language Pathologist Finds New Home

Passionate Speech-Language Pathologist Finds New Home

Sometimes through someone else’s encouragement we find our calling.

Originally, Erin went to school for speech-language pathology because of her aunt’s observation and intuition that Erin would excel in the field. But it wasn’t until Erin had full hands on experience as an aide in a preschool classroom that she confirmed she was on the right path.


“I was working with a young child with autism who rarely initiated communication even if he needed help,” said Erin. “We were building blocks, and he was struggling to put them together. When I saw that he needed help, I assisted him while saying ‘help please’ to remind him what to say to request help.”

Later in the day, the teacher and Erin were talking when the same little boy walked over to Erin and placed his blocks in her hands, and said: “Help please.” 

“It was a small act but coming from him it was a big deal,” said Erin. “It was amazing being a part of his progress in communication, and this moment made me want to do all I could to help children like him to reach their potential.”


Following her graduation from State University of New York at Fredonia with a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology, Erin had to make a decision.

Where in the U.S. should she plant roots to further explore her passion as a speech-language pathology clinical fellow?


After weighing all of her options throughout the country, what are her current coordinates?


Upstate New York


She recently landed an itinerant role at Little Lukes Preschool and Daycare Center.


I am just starting out with Little Lukes now. I enjoy how everyone I’ve interacted with through Little Lukes has been incredibly nice and encouraging.”


But Erin isn’t just sold on the great job perks and friendly work environment. The area and community itself have something to offer her family too.


“There are plenty of things to do in the area, and it’s great being by the lake,” said Erin. “We came to the area for job opportunities, but we found a place that is worth sticking around.”


Under the mentorship and guidance of leading Upstate New York speech-language pathologist professionals, Erin embraces her calling in a new place with a common goal.


“I love each interaction I have with the kids. I love the fact that I am working towards helping them improve their communication, and I love seeing them grow.”


View Syracuse speech-language pathology jobs today by visiting the Little Lukes website and call or email Tim at 315-326-3345 or for more details.


Speech therapist opportunities include early intervention, preschool related services, preschool center-based and school-age settings. Full supervision for a clinical fellowship year is available from experienced SLP-CCC.