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Jamie and Duke

Jamie Smith, M.A., CCC-SLP earned her bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University, and a master’s from Washington State University. Jamie is currently a licensed speech-language pathologist in California and Hawaii and is the founder and CEO of Thankfully Inspired, LLC. Jamie is the Hawaii-Speech-Language-Hearing Association Educational Affairs Director and Board Member. 


Over her 13+ year career, Jamie has been fortunate to work in several schools and locales across the country providing a uniquely broad perspective and approach to education and speech therapy. Jamie is certified in the Hanen Program® More Than Words and taken multiple courses in Social Thinking®.  Her special interests include animal-assisted therapy (Duke is her therapy dog in training), early intervention, language and literacy development, social cognitive skills and difficulties, executive functioning, and mindfulness. Her favorite therapy tools are puppets and books.

Jamie provides speech-language evaluations, consultation, teletherapy, and support to families. Jamie believes family involvement is critical in treatment and works diligently to communicate with and involve families in therapy.  In addition to being a certified speech-language pathologist, Jamie has been a classroom aide, preschool teacher, and homeschool parent.


When not working Jamie enjoys spending time with her husband and three active children, all swimmers. She enjoys family read-aloud time, hiking, spending time in the water (scuba diving, kayaking, paddle boarding, and fishing), and listening to podcasts.