Recent graduate from Biola University with a Bachelor of Science in communication sciences and disorders. Currently working as a Speech and Language Pathology Assistant at Whittier Area Parents' Association for the Developmentally Handicapped (WAPADH) and California High School. Wishing to further my knowledge within this field by enrolling in a graduate program to become a Speech and Language Pathologist.
Certified Speech and Language Pathology Assistant. Adult and Pediatric CPR, First Aid, and AED certified.
Work with patients diagnosed with various lifelong disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism, TBI, Down's syndrome and related medical and/or behavioral disorders. Conduct therapy with patients based upon their AAC needs including typing on iPad or letter board, using a communication book and/or board, using devices such as GoTalk, using choice boards and/or white boards, practice speaking, and more. Provide the highest quality of care to patients and their families. Regularly evaluate effects of treatment and adjust to achieve maximum benefit. Maintain organized documentation and patient files. Assist with clerical duties and departmental operations.
Work with high school students who are diagnosed with Autism spectrum disorders, Down's syndrome, fluency disorders, mental disabilities, and Articulation and Phonological processing disorders. Assist in IEP goal development and give professional input determining student progress. Make recommendations to teachers and students' caretakers and families about communicative strategies and devices. Properly document students' progress and continually modify therapy in regards to their goals.
Filed patient's charts. Scanned and faxed medical records. Pulled charts for patient's medication refills.
Graduated Magna Cum Laude. Minor in Art and Biblical Studies. Member of Maharlika, Filipino Culture Club. Member of Tijuana Ministry*. Member and Student Leader of Best Buddies**. Played on intramural volleyball. Community service scholarship. Studied abroad in Australia. Student Ambassador for Best Semester, study abroad program.
Served homeless, 2002-2009; 2012. Vacation Bible School Leader, 2008. Sunday School Teacher, 2004-2009. Mission trips to Mexico and Honduras***, 2005-2009.
*Tijuana Ministry-Fostered friendships with orphaned children and helped with maintenance of orphanage facility. **Best Buddies-Paired college students with mentally or physically disabled individuals in surrounding communities; facilitated meetings and organized events to advocate friendships between students and community buddies. ***Mission trips-Help set up medical clinics in poor communities, cultivated friendships with the local peoples and team members through team building activities and projects.
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