Sarah SanfordEd.S. CCC-SLP, Clinical Supervisor
I have had a passion to help special needs children since I was a child. In the fourth grade I watched the movie “The Miracle Worker”, the story of Helen Keller, a deaf and blind child. I knew after watching that movie that I had received my calling and I was determined to help children with special needs, and knew I wanted to become a pediatric therapist. I had the opportunity to work with Angie Cela-Owner of More Than Words…Therapy Services, and when MTW opened, I knew that this was my professional home. Helping families that are frustrated with trying to teach their children to effectively communicate and in the case of my feeding patients-to eat, has been the most rewarding part of my profession. Feeding therapy is so much more than just helping a child learn how to chew. Assisting families in facing these challenges, seeing my patients grow and overcome the overwhelming feeling of defeat has been such a fulfilling purpose for me. I enjoy spending time with my husband, two kids, 2 dogs, 4 cats, 2 turtles, and 22 chickens. I actively attend church where I am the music leader as well. I am the Relay for Life Co-Chair in Cheatham County, and an American Heritage Girls Unit Leader. I find peace in music, writing, crocheting, and biking.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Sarah Sanford Ed.S. CCC-SLP, Clinical Supervisor of More Than Words…Therapy Services, received her undergraduate degree at UT Martin in English Literature, and then her Masters Degree in Speech and Hearing Science from Tennessee State University. Sarah was adamant about assisting children with Autism, so she also attended Austin Peay State University and received her Education Specialist Degree concentrating on Special Education. Her focus is in speech and feeding therapies. Sarah has received expert training in Pediatric Feeding Disorders from the Bill Wilkerson Center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and she is proficient in treating Pediatric Dysphagia. She has completed the level 1 F.E.E.S course, S.O.S. Approach to Feeding, and Feeding Therapy: In’s Not Just About Swallowing.