Smita Joshi is a speech pathologist, colleague, and friend whom I’ve had the pleasure of knowing for about 15 years. She was also one of the first persons I asked to be on this show! Though I was politely declined at the time (for very valid reasons), she finally agreed to come on the show when I heard her tell me (for the first time) the full story of how she both decided to be an SLP and move the the U.S. from India. It’s definitely a story worth hearing!
Smita indeed picked up and left her home country for a foreign land where she had no friends, relatives, and an extremely limited working use of the English language. More than 20 years later, she is the proud owner of a multidisciplinary clinic, a wife, and mother of two.
Enjoy the episode!
Note: This is the first of 2 episodes featuring Smita. Look out for a follow-up where we talk about Smita’s specific clinical interest- Feeding.
Link: You can find Smita’s professional practice website here