Grateful to support you on this journey.
My name is Jamie Smith. I am the owner of Thankfully Inspired, LLC.
I hold a certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), am a certified Hanen Program® More Than Words provider, child advocate, and I am passionate about empowering parents and helping children communicate. I earned my bachelor's degree from Ohio State University (GoBucks!), and my Masters from Washington State University. I provide speech-language evaluations, consultation, teletherapy, and support to families. My special interest includes early intervention, social communication, Autism, and social-emotional well being.
For nearly twenty years, I have been fortunate to work with a wide variety of children and young adults (0-21 years of age). Each individual has been unique and so has their plan of care. I believe family involvement is critical in treatment and work diligently to communicate with and involve families in therapy. In addition to being a certified speech-language pathologist, I have been a classroom aide, preschool teacher, and homeschool parent. I have worked as an SLP in both public and private schools and private pediatric clinics.
Currently, I live in beautiful Hawaii with my husband, three children, two dogs, and one cat. My family has moved MANY times over the past 15 years. We have lived in eight states, and our children have attended multiple schools. With these moves, there have been challenging moments, but there have also been abundantly rewarding ones. I have been blessed to work in schools in five different states. I have worked with many children with a wide range of skills and deficits. I have been fortunate to collaborate with exceptional educational staff and other service providers. I have seen the good and bad of special education in our educational system. These experiences have reinforced my commitment to help children and their families.
I am genuinely grateful for every opportunity and look forward to meeting you and working with your family.