Seeking career in skilled nursing facility/acute care settings. Enthusiastic speech therapist compassionate about working with geriatric and adult population with communication/swallowing disorder. Completing CFY in a skilled nursing facility with experience with swallowing, speech and communication disorders in geriatric population.
Experience using Rehab optima and Matrix for care plan
Experience handling dysphagia and stroke patients during CFY.
Experience working in multi-disciplinary set up
Good team worker
Ability to effectively use diagnostic tools (cognitive and bed side swallow and language assessments) and arrive at the appropriate diagnosis.
Skilled in preparing Individualized Treatment Plan for patients.
Ability to adapt to different working environment.
Working as the only SLP in a 120 bed facility
Performing screens (quarterly and new admissions) for swallow function and appropriate diet recommendation
Therapeutic intervention of swallowing disorders, language disorders like aphasia, voice disorders and other adult communication disorders.
Administering cognitive assessment test including ABCD for cognitive communication disorders
Planning Individual treatment protocols for patients and implementing them for improved communication/swallowing abilities for better quality of life
Participating in weekly interdisciplinary meeting to communicate and coordinate treatment progress with other departments and disciplines
Attend family meetings to educate them on patient plan of care
Refer patients for instrumental evaluation or other professional references as and when needed.
Testing and prescription of Hearing Aids, Ear mould preparation, Speech therapy sessions for children with hearing impairment
Secured 4th rank at the university level with First class.
Dissertation: "Treatment Manual in English for Indian Children with Dyslexia"
University 2nd rank holder
First class with distinction
New York State Licensure - Processing
Life Member of Indian Speech and Hearing Association
Member of Pondicherry Association of Speech Language Pathologist
Member of Rehabilitation Council of India Member of TANISHA (Indian Speech and Hearing Association: Tamil Nadu Chapter)
The use of SMS by hearing handicapped individuals Presented a study carried out on the nature and frequency of usage of SMS by adults with hearing impairment, at 39th National Conference of Indian Speech and Hearing Association, held at Calicut.
Acoustic analysis of clear versus conversational speech Presented a study which compared the acoustic analysis of clear speech with conversation speech, at 40th National Conference of Indian Speech and Hearing Association, held at Mangalore.
The Acoustic analysis of male to female Transgender voice Presented a study enumerating the acoustic features of Male to Female transgender voice, at Frontiers of Research in Speech and Music (FRSM) Conference, held at Kolkata.
Code switching and code mixing in Tamil- English- Hindi trilingual individual with aphasia Presented a descriptive study about the code mixing strategies observed in two trilingual individuals with aphasia, at International conference on APHASIA, held at Indore.
Rajan R, & Shanbal J. (2010). Treatment Manual in English for Indian Children with Dyslexia. Students Research at A.I.I.S.H, Mysore. Volume VIII Part B
Vishnu, K. K., Rajan, R., Bhat, S., Chengappa, S. (In Press). Lexical learning of novel words in Bi/Multilingual children. JAIISH.
Currently on H1 Visa. Into the last month of CFY.
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