Patrick Alexis is a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) who has been working for Boston Public Schools for 19 years. He is a graduate of MGH Institute of Health Professions. His current appointment in Boston is Speech-Language Pathology Liaison. This appointment is unique to Boston because of the number of Speech-Language Pathologists that Boston employs. In this appointment, Mr. Alexis mentors and supports fellow Speech-Language Pathologists and is a member of the leadership team, which provides professional development for all of the SLPs and specialized support for the Clinical Fellows (CF). In addition to his liaison duties, Mr. Alexis has a part-time caseload at an elementary school.
When asked why he selected Speech-Language Pathology as a profession, Mr. Alexis shared that he had never heard of the profession throughout his school years in New York until he was in his third year of college. While working at a daycare center, he stumbled upon a student who was having difficulty speaking. A Speech-Language Pathologist began working with the student and allowed him to observe. After numerous observations, he found his passion. He continues to enjoy working with students as well as sharing his knowledge and expertise while supporting fellow SLPs. He feels that working in the profession in Boston has been a great experience in that he has been treated professionally and supported by the leadership in the department.