The Speech Pathology Group (SPG), a comprehensive team of specialized speech language pathologists, has been servicing the communication needs of infants to adults throughout California since 1989.
SPG’s widespread recognition for providing quality diagnostic, intervention and professional development services has resulted in the excellent reputation enjoyed today by our San Francisco Bay Area clinics. SPG’s high standards and “in house” employee mentoring programs have catapulted SPG into one of California’s leading speech/language therapy providers servicing school districts and other settings.
International volunteering through SPG started over 30 years ago and has led to SPG’s dedication to improving the quality of life for children with speech and language disorders around the world. SPG is committed to supporting the processes needed to ensure long-term, sustainable solutions by:
SPG knows that “it takes a village” to build a strong and successful team regardless of the professional setting. As volunteers abroad, undergraduate and graduate students would experience a true sense of community and team participation. The rich immigrant history of the United States has a significant effect on many SLPs who find themselves working with students from bilingual families and/or other cultures. SLPs need to experience and understand culturally and linguistically diverse populations to appropriately assess and distinguish “difference” from “disorder.” Gaining these skills through international opportunities that include working with and servicing disabled children can be instrumental in determining future career paths and professional goals. Because it is important to volunteer for a project that speaks to one on a personal and emotional level, students who are considering a career in Speech Language Pathology, would be inspired and motivated by observing SLPs in action. Students and staff who are bilingual or have a desire to learn another language would benefit by being immersed in that culture.