Get to Know ACU Dallas Faculty || Mrs. Clark

by   |  03.01.21  |  The Faculty

Brooke Clark, M. S., CCC-SLP

What brought you to ACU-Dallas? 

I was ready to make a change in my career by teaching in higher education within the speech language pathology field. I was so excited for the opportunity to work for my Alma Mater! Go Wildcats!

What area of speech and language is your specialty/favorite? 

I really enjoy Augmentative Alternative Communication. It is amazing to see what our non-verbal or limited verbal clients can do when given the opportunity to communicate with words and pictures!

What environments have you worked in? 

Public School, Home Health, Private Practice

How would you describe your teaching method? 

I typically enjoy teaching my students using interactive learning such as videos, hands-on practice and personal experience examples during my lectures.

How does faith impact your profession or the profession of speech-language pathology in general? 

I always knew I wanted to be in a profession that helps people- a teacher, a health professional, etc. but with that, I also wanted to be in ministry. Being an SLP meets both of those desires. I am honored to help individuals with communication disorders learn to effectively communicate. I love to use my faith in God to further the kingdom by teaching those who otherwise couldn’t communicate, to be able to profess their love for God.

What is your favorite restaurant in Addison? 

Hopdoddy has amazing burgers and ice cream!

What do you do to relax? 

Playing outside with my daughter, going on bike rides or walks, watching movies with my family and baking.

What advice can you give to graduate students? 

Take some time to prioritize what is important for these two years of your life and stick to it. Find a church home while in Dallas, create friendships within your cohort and take some time for yourself.

What are you currently binge watching? 

Gilmore Girls on Netflix.

If you could travel anywhere right now, where would you go? 

We have some close friends in Hawaii so I would love to jump on a plane with my husband and daughter to go visit our friends and spend some time on the beach!

Do you have any pets? 

Yes! A cat named Ruby and a dog named Annie.

What are your hobbies? 

Baking, traveling and crafting.

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