Category Archives: Speech-Language Pathology & You

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Each Day Brings Opportunities

Lori Savage Grayson’s experience includes mentoring those who are interested in considering a career in the field of Speech-Language Pathology.

Volunteer and shadowing opportunities for college undergraduates or those in the bridge program are limited and in high demand, therefore, it is best to contact this Center the semester before you are available.

Learn more how to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!







Good-Bye, FSU Summer Volunteers

Where did the summer go? It seems that Haley, Hope, and Samantha were just welcomed as volunteers for this summer to shadow Lori Savage Grayson.

FSU Summer 2016 Volunteers: L to R: Hope, Samantha & Haley

FSU Summer 2016 Volunteers: L to R: Hope, Samantha & Haley

We thought it would be fun to share some of the activities they were able to observe as this Center‘s friends worked to make improvements and progress on their speech articulation, oral language, written language, and social communication skills.

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Welcome, FSU Summer Volunteers!

This summer, the Children’s Communication Center welcomes three Florida State University student volunteers – Hope Leardini, Haley Stuart and Samantha Furukawa. Each is interested in learning more about becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) and will shadow Lori Savage Grayson as she meets with her patients.

Learn more about our volunteers:
Hope is a senior double majoring in media communication studies and sociology at Florida State University. She shared that she has a personal reason for her interest and passion for the field of Speech-Language Pathology. Her desire to become an SLP stems from  years of watching her brother, who has autism, work with a variety of professionals. Hope is eager to gain SLP experience so that she can do her part by helping those with speech, language, and communication challenges after her graduation.

Haley is a junior at Florida State University pursing a degree in psychology with a minor in child development. She plans on applying to FSU’s Speech-Language Pathology “Bridge” program and continuing on to graduate school to become an SLP. Haley looks forward to focusing on helping children with hearing loss and apraxia. She can’t wait to see the improvements that she can make in children’s lives through SLP services and is excited to be volunteering with Ms. Lori Savage Grayson this summer!

Samantha is a senior at Florida State University studying to receive a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in Spanish. She plans on becoming a Speech-Language Pathologist and working with children with communication challenges. Currently, she is an active member in Alpha Chi Omega sorority, Psi Chi psychology honor society, and Best Buddies, which works with children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

We are excited to share with these young women what it’s like during a day in the life of an SLP!

FSU Summer 2016 Volunteers: L to R: Hope, Samantha & Haley

FSU Summer 2016 Volunteers  Photo: CCC (L to R): Hope, Samantha & Haley



Welcoming Our Volunteers!

  Welcoming Mackenzie & Dana!

Lori Savage Grayson, Founder & Director of Children’s Communication Center, Inc., is thrilled to welcome two undergraduate Florida State University students who are eager to “work” at this Center as volunteers! Ms. Grayson looks forward to their time at this Center as they each pursue their interest in becoming  a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP).  Please be sure to welcome Mackenzie and Dana when you see them!

NOTE: Watch for Ms. Grayson’s My Perspective: The Value of Volunteers & Volunteering in the coming days!

Mackenzie is a junior at FSU majoring in Psychology and minoring in Child Development with a desire of pursuing a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She looks forward to a future of helping children in a pediatric setting. Her biggest hope is to help children feel comfortable in their own skin amongst their peers. She strives to gain focus in assisting children with apraxia and autism in her community.

Dana is a senior at FSU majoring in Communication Science & Disorders with a minor in Psychology. She plans on pursuing a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology next year and aspires to be a pediatric SLP. Her love of children and desire to help others communicate fills her with excitement for her future career. She is specifically interested in working with children with hearing loss.

Both women are from Melbourne, Florida. They are avid runners, competed together in high school & continue to share runs amongst Tallahassee’s lovely trails.

Welcoming Mackenzie & Dana!

Welcoming Mackenzie & Dana!

“We are excited to gain insight into the field of Speech-Language Pathology from Ms. Grayson at the Children’s Communication Center, Inc.” ~ Mackenzie & Dana

Photo Source: Mackenzie & Dana, September 2015