Madeline Chavez, BA, C-SLP Assistant (Bilingual Spanish)
Madeline is passionate about working with young children as a speech language pathology assistant. She has experience working with children in early intervention and school-based programs. She feels strongly about implementing therapy techniques that consist of interactive, play-based activities during her therapy sessions. She recently finished her internship while working with the early intervention and school aged populations, and she is excited to serve families in the Raleigh area.
Madeline is bilingual. She is fluent in English and Spanish and writes proficiently in both languages. Madeline has worked with children with articulation delays, autism, and receptive and expressive language delays. Madeline believes in the importance of reading to a child. She knows that exposure to reading can help kids absorb and retain information. By absorbing this information, it gives children the opportunity to hear new sounds/words and repeat them. This is a crucial step for a child’s development. Madeline is supervised by Emily Lait, MS, CCC-SLP, who has years of experience working as a bilingual speech-language pathologist with the early intervention population. In addition to close supervision, Madeline spent four months working one on one with Emily serving the pediatric population during her internship.
Madeline graduated from Kean University in New Jersey with a bachelor’s degree in SpeechLanguage and Hearing Sciences. Madeline is originally from New Jersey but moved to Raleigh to start a professional career in speech language pathology. She holds the ASHA assistants certification as a speech language pathology assistant by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and she holds a permanent registration to treat under the North Carolina Board of Examiners.
In her free time, Madeline loves to spend time with family. Since most of her family is still in New Jersey, she likes to visit as often as possible. She likes to read, watch movies, play board games and listen to podcasts.