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DeLayne Gray

DeLayne Gray

Speech Therapist – Missoula
Since: 2023

DeLayne is one of several new therapist hires in 2023. She works in our Early Intervention program, teaming up with Family Support Specialists and other therapists to serve young children (0-36 months) with developmental delays or disabilities.

The Reason: I took this job because I love Early Intervention and the services that we provide for our community. I have always loved working with little kids and as a speech therapist my favorite thing is working with littles and their families – this job allows me to spend all day doing my favorite things.

Standout Moment: It would have to be watching a kiddo laugh and engage with his mom for the first time ever. I had been working with this family for a few months on engagement and one day mom was playing peek-a-boo with her kiddo and after one turn he just looked directly at mom and gave her the biggest smile and laugh. It was such a cool moment, watching mom and kiddo really connect like that for the first time.

A Thing I’ve Learned: Through this job I have learned that kids are entertained by the most random of things, and that the best toy is you!

Little Known Fact: I absolutely love Winnie the Pooh. I have always been a huge Winnie the Pooh fan ever since I was a little kid and I to this day adore all things Pooh Bear. My husband even proposed to me in front of Winnie the Pooh at Disneyland!

The Season: My absolute favorite season in Montana is winter. I LOVE snow and the way the trees on the mountains get that blue tint against the white mountain top. The best part about living in Montana is that we get to experience beautiful snowy winter mornings with bright blue skies and white gorgeous white mountains as far as the eye can see.