This week, we introduce you to Jeanine Schweiss, a speech-language pathologist at Children’s!
How long have you worked at Children’s? Almost eleven years.
You’re a speech-language pathologist. What’s a typical day like for you? Every day is very different. Throughout the week, I work with outpatients and inpatients with feeding difficulties, dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), and/or speech/language delays. I also perform video swallow studies and I work with a multi-disciplinary team in our Feeding Clinic. My role as a speech-language pathologist at Children’s is very dynamic and every day brings a new learning experience.
What do you love most about your job? Being able to consistently witness a child perform a new skill and seeing the amazing impact it has on his/her life, whether it be saying/signing a new word, eating a new food item or being able to be given a bottle from a parent for the first time. Observing parents’ reactions while the children perform new skills is equally incredible and very rewarding.
How do you spend your time outside of work? I enjoy hiking, camping, and doing a lot of other outdoor activities with my husband and two young children. We also spend time traveling and visiting our family cabin whenever we have a chance.
What’s one fun fact about you? I lived in a castle in England for four months while studying abroad in college.