Jackie Gates, M.A. SLP
Jackie graduated with her Master's degree in Communicative Disorders from California State University of Long Beach, and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association.
Throughout the last decade Jackie has chased her passion helping others communicate within a variety of settings. Gaining experience with developmental/educational models working within the school district, early intervention and ABA programs, as well as within the medical model in home health care and clinical settings. Working alongside other amazing therapists/interventionists on multi-disciplinary teams she has grown in her ability to see each client holistically, treating communication skills as a means to true connection beyond that of just language and speech disorders. Finding that no matter the setting, her true professional passion lies connecting with her clients and families; truly believing that everyone deserves to find their voice, to be heard, and to belong.
When she's not working, you can find her connecting with her friends or nature, lost outside with her tent. Her favorite activities involve hiking with her labrador, rock climbing, mountain biking, floating on the water, dancing, singing karaoke, and yelling at football games.
Prarie is a graduate of Metro Denver’s speech-language hearing sciences program, and have a minor in special education. She received her speech-language pathology assistant (SLPA) certificate in spring 2019 and has been with Goldstar Learning Options for 3 years, first as a behavior therapist, and now as an SLPA. She is closely working with Goldstar’s speech-language pathologist (SLP), Jackie, creating and implementing functional and effective strategies for clients to support their communication needs. She is very inspired by the ways in which behavior and speech-language therapy interact to bring about motivating and meaningful interactions between clients, staff, and families here at GLO! Outside of GLO, she enjoys going for bike rides, camping, and anything that involves the outdoors!
I enjoy camping, riding my bicycle, four wheeling (pretty much anything outdoors), streaming movies and eating good food.