Although Rachel grew up in Ohio, she has lived in Southern California for over 16 years and now considers it home! Rachel Swanholt M.A. CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist who holds an American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certification of clinical competence and a Speech-Language Pathology California state license. Rachel earned her Bachelor’s degree in Hearing and Speech Sciences from The Ohio University and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Kent State University.
Rachel has had a passion for working with children with special needs from a young age. Her mom, also a Speech-Language Pathologist, exposed Rachel to the field and provided many volunteer experiences with extended summer school programs for kids who needed extra support. Rachel fell in love with the profession and working with preschool and school-age children.
Early in her career, Rachel worked in private practice with kids ranging in age from toddler to high school students. Since then, Rachel has spent the majority of her career working with preschool and elementary age children in the public school setting. Rachel believes it is very important to consider the “whole child” in therapy and when setting goals. Every child is unique and has his or her own needs that must be considered. Rachel is excited about working closely with families to support them with developing and improving their child’s speech and language skills.
While she considers herself to be a happy professional, Rachel’s most treasured “job” is being a mom to her two young boys!