about cherina

Cherina received her undergraduate degree at Clark Atlanta University in 2006 in Speech Communication. Upon completion of her degree, she worked in academia before enrolling in graduate school to pursue a master's degree at the University of West Georgia in 2008. Throughout her tenure in graduate school, Cherina continued to establish herself as a pediatric speech and language pathologist, taking advantage of various externships in the Atlanta area.

Once she completed graduate school in 2011 Cherina worked at Children’s Hospital & Research Center, Oakland (now CHRCO & UCSF Benioff) in their outpatient clinic as a Pediatric Speech and Language Pathologist under the supervision of Robin Violette. In 2013, Cherina started a private practice, I Heart Speech Therapy, where she subspecialized serving the birth to three population.

Cherina has committed herself as a trailblazer in creating avenues for parents to understand developmental milestones, implications of neurodivergence and understanding behaviors associated. To validate clinical findings, Cherina has devoted herself to researching outcomes of parent-centered implementation throughout intervention. It is Cherina's heartfelt desire to teach not only parents how to thrive, but to enhance industry practice when working with the early intervention population through tailored;


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