We have amazing therapists at LLA and want to showcase them to you! This week, meet Courtney Nabors!
Courtney is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has been with LLA for about 6 months! She serves clients at the Medina, Hudson, and Fairlawn clinics. She became a therapist because she has always been fascinated by language, helping others, and communication. Being an SLP truly lets her accomplish all three, while making connections with her clients and their families. Her favorite part about being a therapist is watching her clients grow in their confidence. Whether that is achieving an articulation goal or understanding and expressing language concepts, she loves watching them light up!
Share a success story!
My favorite success story happened when I was working with a teenager with some social skill needs. When we first met, I worked really hard to establish rapport with her and build trust. While it wasn’t easy, by the end of the school year, she was excited to come to speech, made significant improvements at school and at home, and was excited to start looking for her first job!
Let’s get to know Courtney better!
Would you rather have ice cream or cookies?
Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Are you an early riser or a night owl?
Describe your role at LLA:
I am a Speech Language Pathologist. I help children with speech sound disorders, language disorders, pragmatic disorders, and orofacial myofunctional disorders.
What is your best advice for parents who are embarking on a journey with therapy with their kiddo?
Don’t be frustrated if you don’t see immediate results or if your child doesn’t consistently perform a new skill right after teaching. Progress is not always linear!
How did you discover your passion for working with children?
I have a younger cousin who had communication delays when he was younger. I saw how much of an impact Early Intervention had, and I was hooked!
What do you do in your free time?
I love to spend time with my family, read, and play with my dogs.
Would you rather have pizza or tacos?
What is your favorite season?
What is the best therapy advice you have ever received?
NEVER be afraid to try new things. Not all children are motivated by the same things!
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
“Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive good things and good people will be drawn to you.”—Mary Lou Retton
Tune in to our next Spotlight to meet another one of our wonderful therapists!