Rachel has dedicated her adult life to giving voice and dignity to others. After earning her Bachelors in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Harding University and her Masters of Science at Tennessee State University she began her career as a Speech-Language Pathologist, a vocation she has been using to help others articulate their needs, wants, hopes, and fears since 2001. For most of her career, she has worked in elementary school settings.
Rachel married Justin in 2006, and he has been serving alongside her since in ways as varied as teaching English in China to starting and running diaper banks in Lexington, KY and Dallas, TX. They are parents to a son (bd: 2012) and a daughter (bd: 2014). They find daily joy in teaching them about the world and watching them grow.
In 2017, Rachel began a new venture with Teachers Pay Teachers to share resources based on her years of experience helping kids find their voice.
This blog is an extension of Rachel’s desire to help others find their voice and realize their dignity. There will be posts about speech therapy, parenting, helping other access important items like diapers, and other assorted interests along the way. This blog will serve an informational outlet for both Speech Strong Resources and Diapers Etc. The blog will share speech and language products, tips to help parents, teachers, and clinicians, and insights for anyone working to give voice to others. It will also give readers ideas for helping each person in her or his area find dignity through various kinds of service and community building. While Rachel is the primary author, she will occasionally feature guest posts, including some from her husband, Justin, who is currently a PhD student at SMU. Looking for ways to help others, for knowledge about speech therapy, diapers, or community building? This is the place for you. Enjoy, and always know you are invited to share your civil feedback.
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