This week we are featuring the dedicated Ms. Amanda McConnell. She truly is a ray of sunshine and always has a smile on her face.
Where are you from?
Where did you go to school?
High School- Winston Knoll, Undergrad- University of Regina, Masters- University of Alberta
Why did you choose to work in the field of speech and language therapy?
I took a linguistics course during my first semester of university and fell in love with it. I knew that I wanted to work with kids, so speech-language therapy seemed like a perfect fit!
What is your favorite part about being a speech language pathologist?
It allows me to use science and intellect, but also be really creative. It’s the perfect combination.
What was a fulfilling moment in your career?
Seeing children succeed, even in small ways, is always fulfilling!
What do you love about Regina Speech Centre?
I love the ability to be innovative in how we serve our families, and my co-workers are really great!
What is something that you wish more people knew about our field?
I wish more people realized how important communication really is, and how much of an impact it has on children’s lives, when they struggle to communicate effectively.
What’s another profession you would be if not an SLP?
I think I would have been a Vet.
What is your favorite book?
I just read the Alchemist…it’s my new favourite book!
What are some of your hobbies?
I enjoy drumming, poetry, running, golf, mountain biking, reading, and spending as much time as I can outdoors.
What is one thing that you would like to learn how to do?
I would like to learn how to play tennis
What is something people may not know about you?
I have been to every province in Canada, and I spent a year living in Prince Edward Island.
Who inspires you?
I am inspired by the kids I work with and so many of the amazing and talented SLP’s I have had the pleasure of working with throughout my career.
How do you like to spend holidays?
A mix of relaxation, activity, and sleeping in!