At Therapitas, we believe that all children deserve access to the highest quality therapy services, regardless of the language they speak.
But we also recognize that there are not enough bilingual clinicians to meet this need. That's why in 2016, we created the Spanish Immersion Program (SIP).
Candidates accepted into the SIP will travel to Antigua, Guatemala to receive Spanish tutoring from Latin America’s top educators and gain hands-on practice. They’ll have a truly immersive experience, living and eating with a host family and taking in the beautiful sights, sounds, and culture of Guatemala. All tuition and costs are completely covered by Therapitas.
Upon completion of the program, our clinicians return to Therapitas to continue their bilingual and bicultural development with the support of seasoned mentors, which allows us to provide the best care to our patients and their families.
If you're a clinician looking to expand your language skills and make a meaningful impact in your field, we encourage you to apply to Therapitas's Spanish Immersion Program.
"As a Latina whose first language is Spanish, it fills me with great pride and satisfaction to see clinicians improve their Spanish in order to better serve the Hispanic population. Upon completion of SIP, clinicians not only demonstrate a high level of understanding and use of the Spanish language, but they also have the skills and training necessary to identify whether or not a child has a language disorder and provide our patients with high-quality language models in Spanish."
Maryorie Montalvo, M.S., CCC-SLP
Clinical Director, Therapitas