SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY ASSISTANT
Sue-Allene Furtado, SLPA, began her journey in Speech Pathology working with children 12 months to 3 years, which ignited a love for play-based therapy. As her experience, and clientele, grew, she began working with more Picture Exchange Communication System and Alternative Augmentative Communication devices. Sue-Allene individualizes therapy across all settings while collaborating with families and other therapy practices.
In college, Sue-Allene had the opportunity to work along an SLP as a special educational instructional assistant, where she saw first-hand how impactful a therapist can be to an individual’s life. This sparked her interest in the field, allowing to be part of an individual’s growth while fostering skills needed to live a functional life. She now specializes in socialization skills, play-based skills, assistive technology, pragmatics, language skills and articulation.
At home, Sue-Allene enjoys listening to music or watching TV while hanging out with friends and family. She enjoys traveling and collecting painting or meaningful trinkets to represent the special places she visits.