Margarita “Maggie” Perez is a Clinical Educator/Speech-Language Pathologist in the Department of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences. She has been working as a Speech-Language Pathologist since 2014 and joined the Gallaudet team in August 2019. Maggie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida in 2012 and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Gallaudet University in 2014. She has worked with pediatrics across a variety of populations and settings. Most recently working at a nonpublic school for children (K-2) with autism spectrum disorder and/or learning disabilities. Maggie holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA-CCC) along with Maryland and DC state licensure. Maggie is originally from Miami, Florida and is a child of deaf adults (CODA). She is fluent in Spanish and in American Sign Language (ASL).
Professional interests: Interests revolve around all things related to pediatrics, particularly working with children with developmental disabilities (e.g. autism, Down Syndrome) and bilingual or multilingual, culturally-diverse families. Professional interests additionally include speech and language disorders, aural (re)habilitation, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)/assistive technology (AT), and literacy.
Outside interests: In her free time, Maggie enjoys going on hikes with her dog, reading, playing piano, going to art museums and exploring all local coffee shops.