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Birth to Three Program

Birth to Three Student Spotlight

Dana LoncarDana Loncar
Speech-Language Pathology

I am a second-year graduate student in the speech-language pathology master's program. I worked with Saint Xavier University's Birth to Three Program for parent education and child language development for an hour a week. Another graduate student and I educated the parents on different strategies that they could use to facilitate language development with their children. Throughout the program the children learned daily routines, simple social skills and new vocabulary to increase their communication. From being involved in the program, I learned that children are unique in their developmental milestones. I also learned to be more patient because changes in communication take time. The Birth to Three Program has made me even more eager to begin my journey as a speech-language pathologist, and I hope to work with the early childhood population because of my experiences with this program.