Ashley R. Cunill - MS, CCC-SLP | Department Head – Speech and Language
Ashley R. Cunill is a Speech Language Pathologist and a Behavior Assistant. Her interest in speech therapy began when she was 13 years old while she was helping her best friend’s little sister who was diagnosed with Down syndrome during speech therapy that was done in the home. Ashley at the age of 15 began to volunteer at different speech therapy clinics just to be able to be in the speech setting and be able to observe and learn.
Ashley graduated with her Bachelors in Health Science with a certificate in speech pathology from Florida International University. It was during her undergraduate studies that she did a research project on Autism Spectrum Disorder and learned more about Applied Behavior Analysis. It was then that Ashley went through weeks of intensive classroom and hands-on training to become a Behavior Assistant (BA). Since becoming a BA, Ashley has worked with many children on the spectrum since 2009 in different settings, and her love for both behavior and speech grows more and more each day.
Ashley graduated with her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Nova Southeastern University in August 2015. She is currently studying to achieve national certification in Behavior Therapy and Math Education. She dreams of one-day being, Ashley R. Chavez, MS, CCC-SLP, BCBA, a rarity. She believes that all children, regardless of their disability have their own story to tell, and she loves being that helping hand to those children, to be able to share their story with the world.