Tamiya Thomas


Tamiya is originally from Creedmoor, North Carolina. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies and a Master of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences, both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Tamiya is currently completing her clinical fellowship year in speech-language pathology. She has experience working in daycares, public schools, home health, and adult hospital settings. She enjoys working with patients across the lifespan and has served individuals with the following diagnoses during her graduate and undergraduate education: Autism, Down Syndrome, Developmental Delay, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Phonological Disorder, Articulation Disorder, Fluency Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, Head and Neck Cancer, Dysphagia, and Aphasia. Tamiya has special interests in speech sound disorders, augmentative and alternative communication, dysphagia, and cognitive communication disorders.

Tamiya believes in a collaborative therapy approach that encourages consistent open communication between patients, families, and clinicians to build functional goals and therapy activities.

Outside of work, Tamiya enjoys reading, jewelry making, and fishing with family on the weekends.