Speech pathologist: Twana Davis has known since the age of 16 that she wanted to be a speech-language pathologist. On a whim, she visited a small college named Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI, after receiving a brochure promoting an “unforgettable college visit.” When asked by the beloved professor assigned to her luncheon table, “Young lady, do you know what you would like your major to be?” She responded, “No Sir, I am not sure. I have so many interests. But if you can tell me a profession that combines my passion for teaching, medicine, journalism, and fine arts, with my love of children and the elderly, then that will be my major and I will do that job for a lifetime.” Unbeknownst to her at the time, she happened to be speaking with the head of the Communication Disorders program, who indeed uttered life changing words, “Speech-Language Pathology is the profession for you.”
After receiving her B.A. from Calvin College in Elementary Education-Language Arts, with a minor focus in communication disorders, she taught for a year and then attended Michigan State University where she received a Masters of Arts degree in the area of Speech Language Pathology. Twana has worked as a licensed speech pathologist in Michigan, California, and Texas for over two decades with diverse populations across settings that include private practice, clinics, public and private schools, therapeutic schools with a multidisciplinary team approach to Autism Spectrum Disorders, rehabilitation hospitals, home health, as well as therapeutic summer camps. She has also been privileged to supervise some of the most dynamic young clinicians over the years, lead clinical teams, train speech pathology students and colleagues, and develop therapy programs that integrate her creative arts background.
Twana brings an energetic, multi-faceted repertoire of training and experiences to her integrated approach to therapy. Some of these include PECS, ABA, RTI, and Floortime. She fervently believes that only the sky is the limit for each communicator and family with whom she is blessed enough to encounter.