Title: Speech/Language Pathologist
Company: Nursing and Therapy Services of Colorado
Location: Monument, Colorado, United States
Patricia Ceballos, Speech/Language Pathologist at Nursing and Therapy Services of Colorado, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in assisting speech-impaired individuals.
After initially obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in drama, speech and education in 1969 from the University of Colorado Boulder, Ms. Ceballos followed with a Master of Arts in speech pathology with a minor in psychology in 1972 from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. She continued her education with an all but dissertation in special education with a minor in speech pathology from Texas Woman’s University in Denton. Ms. Ceballos holds certifications in Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology from the American Speech and Hearing Association, as well as state licenses in speech pathology in California and Colorado.
From 1977 to 1999, Ms. Ceballos provided superior service as a special education teacher in schools in the San Jose, California area, specializing in working with specialized in aphasic and autistic children. As a speech and language pathologist with the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind from 2012 to 2013, she provided speech and language therapy to hearing-impaired and visually-impaired students. Since 2006, Ms. Ceballos has flourished as a speech and language pathologist with Nursing and Therapy Services of Colorado, giving speech and language therapy to in-home clients. For her professional efforts, she has been honored as an Outstanding Professional Educator by the Professional Association of Colorado Educators and garnered an Outstanding Educator Award.
Ms. Ceballos was greatly inspired by the example of her father, who bravely went to the President’s office at the Texas Christian University and told him he wanted to go to college even though he didn’t have a high school diploma. Seeing the intensity of his desire to study, the president gave him a chance and allowed him to enroll. One of her grandfathers was totally deaf, while her father became deaf later in life. Her father had a service dog that had to learn 30 different behaviors and could distinguish a doorbell sound from a microwave sound. When she was interviewed for the job, she mentioned that she was not specifically trained in that area, but when she told them about her father and her grandfather, they immediately gave her the job because they could tell that she had an empathy for people who are hearing impaired. As a career highlight, Ms. Ceballos takes special pride in having started an autism program at the largest school district in San Jose.
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