Natalia Gomez, MEd, CCC-SLP (Bilingual Spanish)
Natalia grew up in Virginia, however she moved to North Carolina her freshman year of high school. Natalia’s family is from the Dominican Republic and she grew up speaking both English and Spanish. Natalia’s commitment to working with the pediatric population specifically and assisting in children’s development stems from a personal place. Her younger brother has Down Syndrome; watching the gains and strides he made in his language and oral motor skills during his speech therapy sessions fueled her desire to venture down the path of becoming a speech language pathologist herself.
Natalia has worked with children with diagnoses such as genetic syndromes, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, and Developmental Delays. She has had significant amount of training and practice in utilizing Spanish to evaluate and treat children with communication dis-orders, including articulation, receptive/expressive language, and fluency disorders. Natalia has a considerable amount of involvement in conferences and volunteer work, including attendance at conferences for American Speech Language Hearing Association and state conferences, which have facilitated her enthusiasm for working with the early intervention population and within the pediatric field. Natalia enjoys working closely and collaborating with other professionals and parents in the home, daycare, and/or preschool environments to maximize efficient therapy and in turn, enhancing children’s speech and language skills across a variety of settings. Natalia is licensed by the board of North Carolina and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech Language Hearing Association
Natalia graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Communications Disorders. She then went on to North Carolina Central University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Masters of Education in Speech-Language Pathology. Natalia’s clinical experience includes working in the public school system, hospitals, and rehabilitation facilities with both the pediatric and geriatric populations.
Natalia has been in North Carolina for over 20 years and has loved growing up in the Triangle area. In her spare time, Natalia enjoys painting and DIY home projects. She also loves traveling to new places or countries, going to the beach, spending quality time with her family and loving on her sweet pup Bella!