Vanessa Power graduated from Florida State University with a B. S. in Communication Disorders, a minor in American Sign Language and an M. S. in Speech-Language Pathology.
She is a Florida certified teacher and spent several years working in Title 1 schools in Hillsborough County. Vanessa’s experience in the schools has given her special insight into the daily requirements placed on students and therefore is better able to assist families with Individual Education Plans, school based clinicians, and school programs. She believes in a multidisciplinary approach and recognizes the benefits of working closely with psychologists, teachers, and other therapists. Vanessa has experience in a variety of areas of speech-language and hearing disorders such as Articulation, Language, Developmental Apraxia, English Language Learners, Reading, Auditory Processing, and Developmental Delays. She has a special interest in the Deaf and hard of hearing community and enjoys integrating American Sign Language with early language learners and non-verbal children. Vanessa recognizes the need for therapy to carry over into other settings and is committed to addressing the practical needs of parents and teachers. She enjoys servicing a wide variety of disorders within the pediatric population and integrating a child’s special interests and talents in therapy to achieve their speech and language goals.
Vanessa feels amazingly blessed to often times be the first witness of a child’s language development. She also considers it an honor to have the opportunity to share in a family’s joy as developmental milestones are met. Her extra time is spent crafting, reading, and homeschooling her four children. She also looks forward to her weekly date night with her husband. As a volunteer, she educates at-risk pregnant women and assists them through the labor process as a Doula.