Beata Longo, M.A., CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist and the founder of Bluebird Speech.
Bluebird Speech is named after a gift from an inspiring woman that a young Beata met while staying in Spain. It was a small handcrafted ceramic tile with a beautiful bluebird painted on it, which is a symbol of hope and happiness in many cultures. This simple token of generosity helped push Beata to pursue her dreams.
Beata creates constantly. What began as making hemp necklaces for friends at summer camp evolved into the complex knitwear she makes today in her spare time. In the digital realm, Beata obsessively creates speech therapy materials utilizing the Adobe Suite application to create clipart, printable materials, and Boom Cards™. With a keen interest in the dual roles of nature and technology, Beata incorporates these concepts into the digital materials that she makes for her speech caseload and other SLPs.
Beata enjoys spending time in her Austin bungalow with her partner (Nick), pet dog (Bruce), and 3 chickens (Patty, Kimchi, and Jagger). She posts about them from time to time on social media. Bluebird Speech is devoted to creating simple digital speech materials for aesthetically, environmentally, and socially conscious SLPs.
Literature-based intervention targeting comprehension, higher-level language concepts, and phonological awareness that transfer across languages and cultures. A balanced-literacy approach!
Desensitization approach to fluency therapy for kids who stutter.
Maximal contrast pairs, minimal pairs, and multiple repetitions approaches to articulation therapy.
Pre-professional training grant from U.S. Department of Education for treating multicultural populations
The University of Texas at Austin
Masters, Communication Sciences and Disorders
2009 – 2011,
DePaul University Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction 1999 – 2003
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, World Language, Spanish, Special Education, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Writing, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Autumn, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, Valentine's Day, Black History Month, Spring, Products For TpT Sellers, Earth Day, Summer, Early Intervention, Phonics, Close Reading, Women's History Month