As a member of the Pediatric Services team, Speech-Language Pathologist Tina Stuchlik gives our organization a unique perspective. Her passion for speech-language pathology began after her daughter was diagnosed with profound hearing loss. At the time she was working in human resources, but changed her path after struggling to find appropriate people with the skills her family needed. This decision led her to a career where she can use her insight and knowledge as a parent to help other families with children who are deaf/hard of hearing. She uses her own personal experience and training to truly make an impact on children and help make dreams come true.
In her first months here, Tina’s passion moved her to help create “My Listening EARS” (Early Access to Reading and Speaking), a kinesthetic auditory-verbal based literacy program for children ages two to four with hearing loss who are dependent on listening technology to hear and process speech. In the group, she helps children utilize their technology by having them listen to stories and participate in group projects and activities. The key is to make it fun while focusing on listening and speaking. Tina’s previous experience includes working in early intervention, guiding families through the process of navigating through the health care system and finding the professionals they needed.
Tina has taken her passion to help children to the state and national level. She is currently a member of Sound Beginnings, a state agency that helps regulate the newborn hearing screen. She is also involved in the Kansas chapter of AG Bell and is working towards her Listening and Spoken Language Certification.
Tina has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Emporia State University and a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from Wichita State University. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, gardening, and shopping at vintage markets and antique sales.