We have amazing therapists at LLA and want to showcase them to you! This week, meet Brenna DuPratt!
Brenna is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has been with LLA since August 2020. She serves students at Manchester Local Schools and Ravenna Education Alternatives. Six years ago, Brenna had no idea what speech and language pathology even was, but little did she know how it would become such a huge part of her. What made her want to become a speech therapist was learning about this field and what it meant for so many people-young and old, who do not have the same communicative privileges as those around them. Communication is something that she personally values, therefore she whole-heartedly believes that everyone should have a voice. One of her favorite things about being a therapist is working with her kids, getting to know them, playing games with them, and watching them grow. It gives her so much excitement to see them work so hard on something so challenging for them and to see things finally click and they realize the accomplishment they have made. She loves hyping her students up and making sure they know how special those moments are!
Let’s get to know Brenna better!
Would you rather have pizza or tacos?
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite movie?
Sweet Home Alabama
What do you do in your free time?
When the weather is nice, I love getting out of the house for walks and to go hiking. I also enjoy going to wineries with friends and having game nights with family. Other than that, I am a huge homebody that likes to cozy up at home and eat yummy food!
What is your favorite food?
What is the best advice you have ever received?
Do not beat yourself up over the little things! Being a therapist is a constant learning process, no matter if you are new or experienced. No therapist has the answer to every little thing, so never be afraid to ask questions!
Are you an early riser or night owl?
What is your best advice for parents who are embarking on a journey with therapy with their child?
I feel like some parents may be anxious about their child starting therapy. Some may feel that since their child is receiving services this means that something is “wrong” with them, when really it just means that they just need some extra hands to help them be the best that they can be, and enjoy life as much as they can. Always remember that your child’s therapist(s) is your teammate. We want to see your child grow and conquer!
What is your favorite season?
Would you rather have ice cream or cookies?
Tune in to our next Spotlight to meet another one of our wonderful therapists!