May Spotlight | Aliece Barklage M.S. CCC-SLP
By Elise Mitchell, M.S. CCC-SLP, Executive Director
Aliece Barklage joined our team in October 2018 and has been impressing us with her rapport with her school, her team mentality and her overall speech therapy skillset. I’m excited to spotlight her this May and cannot stress how impressive her school relationship skills are--she truly becomes an extended member of her district and that is the ultimate goal of our partnerships.
Let’s learn more about this partnership rockstar, Aliece!
What made you want to become a speech therapist?
At the end of the day, communication and social interactions are sometimes all we have. I wanted to help others communicate. I wanted to be able to help people communicate their thoughts, their feelings and their emotions. In a world where things are so fast paced, I wanted to help people interact with each other and sometimes, with themselves.
What made you want to join the DotCom Therapy team?
I wanted to be a part of a community that was interested in helping first and foremost. I have worked in other settings and unfortunately, that is not always the case. I also wanted to be a part of an innovative company that dares to be bold and is constantly trying to be better than the day before. That’s what I strive for as a therapist, so I want to belong to a like-minded family.
What has been your favorite thing about teletherapy?
The way the therapy engages the students in a seamless and natural way. Sometimes at the end of the day when I close my computer, I forget that I am in my home and not right next to my students. The engagement and energy my students bring to therapy is nothing short of amazing! And that engagement turns into progress. It is amazing to see their improvements!
Fill in the blank. When I’m not working, you’ll most likely find me…
chasing my three young kids at the zoo, the park, in our backyard or somewhere outside. Our crew runs on fresh air and sunshine.
Aliece, thanks for being a member of this team, an advocate for teletherapy and an awesome resource for your school.
Elise Mitchell, M.S. CCC-SLP