We are happy to announce that Nada Abderrhaman has been appointed as The Reading and Language Learning Center’s Clinic Director. Nada has been a dedicated therapist at RLLC since 2018 and has shown exceptional growth as a clinician and leader in her profession. Her colleagues and clients alike have always appreciated her professionalism, commitment, and positive attitude towards her work.
As the Clinic Director, Nada is excited to take on new responsibilities and challenges. Her main focus will be to ensure that RLLC continues to provide high-quality services to its clients and maintains its reputation as a leading speech-language & literacy therapy practice.
To celebrate Nada’s new role, we had a chat with her and asked her about her journey as an SLP/C-SLCT (Certified Structured Literacy Classroom Teacher) and what she enjoys most about her role.
Interviewer: Why did you choose to be an SLP?
Nada: I chose to be an SLP because I wanted a career in service. I wanted my job to reflect what I value, and I value helping others. Being an SLP has given me the opportunity to be a helpful resource for many children and families throughout the years.
Interviewer: What is your favorite part about working at RLLC?
Nada: I love working with so many different people. On a given day I have the opportunity to work with students of all ages, interact with parents, and collaborate with SLPs and other related service professionals.
Interviewer: What is your favorite success story from working with a student here?
Nada: My favorite success story is the first time I went through the reading program with a group of 2 students from start to finish. It was incredible to see a child go from blending individual consonant and vowel sounds to fluently reading books. Seeing the confidence a child gains from having the ability to read is one of my favorite parts of this job.
Interviewer: What is one word you’d use to describe being an SLP and why?
Nada: Adaptable. As an SLP you have to individualize everything you do to meet the needs of every student you work with. You may have a plan in mind but every student is a different type of learner and moves at their own pace. There is no such thing as a cookie-cutter approach in this field.
We are thrilled to have Nada as our Clinic Director and we wish her all the best in her new role!