Bintu Tiamiyu is a speech-language pathologist, DIRFLoortime practitioner, and the founder of SORO. Her passion is to be a source of support for each child as they embark on their journey as well as strengthen their confidence and skills along the way. Continue reading to learn more about why Bintu believes your passion should be paired with community building.
Tell us about your company and what you do.
SORO Language Therapy Collaborative, LLC is a speech-language therapy practice. We specialize in neurodiversity-affirming services. Our practice uses relationship-based models and child-led interactions to support each child’s communication outcomes. We offer the globally recognized intervention DIRFLoortime to support development. Our therapists are also trained in Natural Language Acquisition to support Echolalia.
What motivates you at work?
Communication differences can impact a child’s opportunities for self-advocacy, connection, and academic success. Communication helps us create and maintain relationships. Building a child’s communication skills increases their confidence, sense of self, access to relationships, and educational outcomes. I feel honored to serve my community in this way.
What advice would you give to other businesses?
I wanted to see more neurodiversity-affirming and trauma-informed practices, so I established one. My advice to anyone deciding to embark on a business is to pair your passion with community building. What does your community need? What do you love to do? Can doing what you love build your community?
Why did you choose My Annapolis Office?
I loved the location of the office. It is near many pediatrician offices, libraries, and daycares. I believe it will provide me with an opportunity to become a great resource to the community and collaborate with professionals involved in supporting children.
Front desk staff can play a critical part in building relationships with clients.
When I toured the office, I asked myself these questions:
- Does the space feel welcoming?
- Would my clients feel good coming here?
- Who will be the first people they interact with when arriving at the building?
Jessica and Brittney are wonderful and kind. I am so grateful they will be the faces my clients will see when they come into the office!
Additionally, the design of the office is modern and esthetically pleasing. And wheelchair accessible! All of these factors support giving clients a positive experience.
How has working here helped you and your business?
I am new to Annapolis! But already, I have been able to meet many of my neighbors. It feels incredible to have a “home” for my business and to be able to service more families.