Da Cho, M.S., CCC-SLP, has built her career through various academic and field opportunities. She was born in Seoul, South Korea, and moved to Southern California at a young age. At University of California, Los Angeles, Da received a bachelor's arts degree in International Development Studies and double minors in Education and Applied Developmental Psychology. During her last university year, she completed an internship program at the Early Childhood Partial Hospitalization Program at UCLA Semel Neuropsychiatric Hospital, where she first worked with children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental delays. Upon graduating, Da began to work as a behavioral therapist in West Los Angeles with children who presented with autism spectrum disorder, Angelman Syndrome, Prader-Willii Syndrome, and other developmental and/or neurogenic conditions. In 2010, she began her Master's Science program at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions (MGHIHP) for Communication Sciences and Disorders. MGHIHP provided Da to experience the practice of speech and language pathology through clinical rotations across a wide spectrum of age range, settings, and disorders. She completed the program with a concentration in Reading Specialist program and a certified Early Intervention Specialist in the state of Massachusetts. Da returned to California after receiving her Master of Science degree, and worked as a school speech-language pathologist from years 2012 to 2014 in South Whittier and Culver City school districts.
Currently, Da is a certified speech-language pathologist in the state of California and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence through American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Her focus of interests lie in autism spectrum disorders, bilingualism, and early intervention. She hopes to further her studies in clinical psychology to attain a holistic understanding of how communication shapes a person's overall development. It is her dream to build a program/school where clinical information marries education to create a healthy and happy place for children who thrive differently.