Veronica Castillo, M.S., CCC-SLP

Veronica is a Spanish bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist currently working in the public charter school system in Oakland, California. She earned her MS from San Francisco State University and her BS from Biola University. She has worked in the early-intervention and school-age population and is currently the Co-lead for the SLP team in her current position which entails providing professional development trainings to improve SLP practice and supervise Speech-Language Pathology Assistants. She is passionate about serving students and families from various socio-economic and culturally-diverse backgrounds, specifically topics such as bilingual language development, determining language disorder vs. language difference, and the effects of stress and trauma on language development. Veronica’s love of her career and traveling began in 2014 when she graduated with an undergrad degree and traveled to Guatemala to support a SLP from the States at a Mayan Special Education school. That experience was very transformational that it solidified her decision to apply for graduate school. She has traveled to various countries such as Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Colombia, Japan, Iceland, Sri Lanka, China, Denmark, England, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, and all around the States! She is excited to be joining the Therapy Abroad team and combining her love of traveling and her love for speech and language therapy