Mina Goodman, M.Ed., M.S., CCC-SLP

Mina-GoodmanClinical Faculty, Loyola Clinical Centers
Department of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
Loyola University Maryland

Mina Goodman has been a faculty member in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology at Loyola University Maryland since 1985. Since that time, she has served as a clinical supervisor, supervising clinical interns in their first year of a 2 year Masters Degree program. A key component of this clinical training is the provision of speech and language therapy to children and young adults with communication challenges as well as the provision of support and training to parents and caregivers. A large percentage of the caseload is comprised of individuals with Down syndrome.

Goodman received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Goucher College and her M.Ed. in Special Education and M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyola University. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-language Hearing Association.

Her interest in Down syndrome began in the 1970s when she taught special education in the Baltimore City Public schools. Once she moved into the field of speech-language pathology, this interest continued. Along with Dr. Libby Kumin and Cheryl Councill, Goodman has, for the past 30 years, provided clinical intervention and support to individuals with Down syndrome and their families, developing techniques that have been used both in their clinic and across a variety of clinical and educational settings and researching and documenting successful methodology. She continues to treat early intervention, preschool, and school age clients; however, some of her earliest clients are now members of her young adult groups.

Goodman says it has been a privilege to observe the communication growth of these individuals across their life span, documenting strengths and challenges along the way. As a member of the Adults with Down Syndrome Task Force, she looks forward to providing practical suggestions based upon real world experience with these clients and their families and to join with the other committee members in developing ideas that will better serve this population.