Dr. Park is a licensed speech-language pathologist, who received her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language & Hearing Association in 1998. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts with her Master of Arts (M.A.), in 1997, Dr. Park completed her clinical fellowship while furthering her education to earn her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Communication Science & Disorders from the University of Pittsburgh in 2002. She started Syntactics SLPS in 2005, after completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders at the National Institutes of Health.
Prior to stating her own practice, she received extensive clinical training and experience with diverse populations and disorders from prominent clinical programs and medical institutions, including the National Institutes of Health, UCLA Early Intervention Program, University of Pittsburgh Hospital System, and the VA Medical Center. Additionally, Dr. Park received extensive training and experience in scientific research of speech and language processing using behavioral and functional neuroimaging techniques through the NIH and VA Medical System. She has presented at prestigious international scientific meetings and has authored and co-authored in scientific publications.
With her expertise, Dr. Park has taught speech-language pathology courses in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the University of Maryland. She also received recognition for mentoring graduate and undergraduate students through the NIH Partnership Program.
Dr. Park is passionate about providing the highest level of speech and language pathology services to her patients and clients. With over 20 years of experience in the field, she continually seeks to add to her knowledge and skills through continuing education and experiences with patients and their caregivers. She strongly believes in a wholistic approach to improving functional use of communication, speech and language where therapy is maximized with the inclusion of caregivers, parents, family and others.