I am a certified and licensed Speech Language Pathologist, with an extensive level of graduate training and over ten years of clinical experience with children and adults. I have provided services in settings such as hospitals, in-patient/out-patient rehabilitation centers, schools, and private practice. I have successfully coordinated and managed plans of care and Individual Education Plans. I am an organized problem solver who swiftly handles changing caseloads and therapy related duties. I am an accomplished Speech Language Pathologist experienced with all aspects of managing screenings, evaluation and treatment activities. I have extensive knowledge and experience with individuals who exhibit complex communication profiles requiring alternative means of communication, feeding disorders, language and reading based disorders and various speech sound disorders.
Certificate of Clinical Competence awarded by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (2002)
New Jersey Sate License awarded by the New Jersey Speech-Language and Hearing Association (2001)
Vital Stim Therapy Certification Program Wilson Language Reading Program - Level I Certification (2013) ACE Award for Continuing Education Excellence - ASHA
Wilson Language Reading Program - Level I Certification (2013)
ACE Award for Continuing Education Excellence - ASHA
I have been employed by Barbara M. Jordan & Associates in varying capacities since 1998. I began my speech-language pathology journey initially as an office assistant in this practice and was inspired to maintain my relationship and interest all throughout my undergraduate and graduate education career. Over the years my role has transcended from an office assistant to student clinician to currently, a highly experienced pediatric speech-language pathologist. My current clinical duties are inclusive of diagnostic, therapeutic and counseling services to our pediatric population and their families, as well as professional duties of educating and counseling others for the needs of our clients across environments. I have developed expert level skills in the areas of language, speech sound disorders inclusive of childhood apraxia of speech, dyslexia, social communication disorders and augmentative and alternative forms of communication with populations inclusive of developmental delays, learning disabilities, autism spectrum and down syndrome. I currently provide services to a large population of adolescent females presenting with social-emotional and social-communication problems. My current and previous caseload has had a high percentage of individuals with Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders with complex communication needs requiring AAC. The remaining part of my caseload has consisted of individuals presenting with oral and written language delays and disorders.
As a school based speech language pathologist employed within the Mansfield Township School District, my job responsibilities consisted of providing educationally based speech and language services, as well as speciality services related to feeding, social communication and alternative and augmentative communication to children in the kindergarten to second grade population. I was responsible for managing caseloads, coordinating and developing Individualized Education Plans and creating and implementing individual speech and language programs. In this environment, I provided individualized, small group and classroom based interventions as well as assisted educators in generalizing and supporting classified students in their learning and social environments. Additionally, I coordinated an expanded service plan to increase the number of FM systems available in the school environment.
My journey began at this facility as I completed my clinical fellowship year and went on to subsequently acquire my full licensure and certification under a wonderful team of supervisors and mentors. As a certified and licensed employee, I was a member of a multidisciplinary team of professionals and participated in numerous coordinated service delivery plans. I provided quality speech, language, feeding/swallowing, cognitive-linguistic and AAC diagnostic and treatment services to the pediatric population at all levels of care. On most occasions, I was able to develop and carryover individual plans of care across the in-patient, day hospital and out-patient continuum of services. I provided highly skilled services to many infants and children in our developmental program, traumatic brain injury rehabilitation program and ventilator/trache unit.
This educational work experience was an intensive 5 day per week employment in a day hospital/out-patient center. My role was to provide supervised diagnostic and therapeutic feeding and swallowing programs in a multidisciplinary framework to a variety of individuals ranging in ages from 1 to 18 years of age with feeding and swallowing problems secondary to sensory, behavioral and/or neurodevelopmental issues. During this experience, I became very skilled at understanding and implementing various behavioral techniques to support my client's growth and skills abilities.
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