The following is an interview with The Power of Speech owner, Jessica Brown, M.S. CCC-SLP, conducted by Discover Marblehead. The Power of Speech provides speech and language therapy for children of all ages. To learn more about Brown’s play-based approach, go to thepowerofspeech.us.
Tell us about The Power of Speech and why you started it. The Power of Speech provides speech and language therapy to children of all ages and abilities. We have a welcoming therapy space right at my house in Marblehead, as well as a backyard that is designed with my clients in mind. Connecting with each child, building their confidence and growing their ability to effectively communicate in a way that works best for them are a few things I am passionate about. I started my private practice in 2016 after working at two other therapy clinics. I was excited to take what I learned from those experiences and transform it into my own vision. I am so thankful to be able to say that I truly love what I do.
What is the best piece of business advice you’ve ever received? The best piece of advice I have been given is to “focus on the experience.” I want each child to come to therapy and know that learning can be fun. After that, it’s important to me that parents and caregivers feel comfortable with the therapy plan I have set in place. Ongoing collaboration is encouraged between families, teachers and other therapists. From start to finish, I want the experience at The Power of Speech to feel comfortable, individualized and empowering.
What is your favorite spot in Marblehead, and why? Forest River Conservation is a favorite spot for our whole family (dogs and kids included). We always see something new while exploring the trails during the different seasons.
What is something people would be surprised to learn about you? People might be surprised to learn that I received therapy from a speech and language pathologist until I was 8 years old, because some sounds were just hard for me to say. I remember wondering if I would ever be able to say the word “world.” Turns out … speech and language pathologists know how to help with that sort of thing!
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