In this episode Deb chats with author Taye Jones about her new book Liam's First Cut. Taye Jones is a fellow SLP. She's an author, advocate, and public speaker. She has just released her latest book Liam's First Cut. The book can be found on Amazon, Goodreads, and Barnes & Noble. 


Shontaye “Taye” Glover is an alumnus of Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD and received her masters of science degree in communication disorders from William Paterson University in New Jersey. She is a certified speech language pathologist and Founder and CEO of Having Our Say, LLC where her private therapy practice focuses on evaluating and providing therapy to children with communication disorders. She also produces a blog for parents and caregivers providing tips and resources to help enhance language development in children. 


Shontaye’s dedication to children and children with special needs has a global reach as she serves as an executive board member for Smiles for Speech, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides intervention and resources to children from disadvantaged communities across the globe. 


Shontaye’s commitment to promoting language development through literacy and increasing diversity in children’s literature has now led to the completion of her first literary work- “Liam’s First Cut.” Written under the pen name of “Taye Jones”, Shontaye weaves together the beauty of family, community, and neurodiversity as Liam, an autistic Black boy, approaches a day he’s been anticipating for quite some time. Liam takes us on a journey as he reaches a major milestone and Taye gives us a glimpse at how Liam prepares for his visit to the barbershop. 


Taye lives in NJ with her family. When she’s not writing, she enjoys eating pizza, running, listening to music, and spending time at the beach.


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