SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST, INPATIENT AND OUTPATIENT REHABILITATION
Certified Speech-Language Pathologist with Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). Skilled in the assessment and treatment of speech, language, communication, and swallowing disorders in acute inpatient and outpatient settings. Extensive knowledge of neurogenic communication disorders and adept at delivering functional treatment for return-to-work and school. Driven to foster exceptional therapeutic alliances as a key member of an interdisciplinary treatment team.
ASHA Certified Speech-Language Pathologist
Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) Certification
Skilled with speech, language, cognition, and swallow screenings and evaluations
Family and patient education
Knowledgeable of community resources for neurological injury
Ongoing collaboration with rehabilitation team
Knowledgeable about the return-to-work process following neurological injury
Adept at fostering strong therapeutic alliances
Speech-Language Pathologist, Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation June 2016 to CurrentHealthSouth Valley of the Sun Rehabilitation Hospital - Phoenix, Arizona
Assess, diagnose and treat cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders in the acute inpatient setting
Develop measurable goals and modify treatment plan as warranted
Counsel and make recommendations to patients and their families about communication strategies and devices.
Educate patients on community resources, including Vocational Rehabilitation, to facilitate increased functional independence following neurological injury
Speech-Language Pathologist, Home and Community Program December 2014 to CurrentRehab Without Walls - Phoenix, AZ
Evaluate the speech, language, cognition, and
swallowing of individuals with neurological injury in the outpatient setting
treatment programs to restore communicative efficiency and facilitate increased
independence in functional environment
Maintained ongoing collaboration
with the interdisciplinary neurorehabilitation team in order to ensure
generalization of treatment recommendations across disciplines
monthly family conferences with the patient, family, rehabilitation team, and
case manager to report on progress and provide cognitive-communication
community reintegration activities to facilitate generalization of progress
made within the home
systems for Youth With Brain Injury Program to facilitate increased
accountability, structure within the home, and follow-through with treatment
Acknowledged by team for
contributions to patient care during annual meeting
Clinical Fellow Speech-Language Pathologist July 2014 to September 2014South West Advanced Neurological (SWAN) Rehabilitation - Phoenix, Arizona
Evaluated and treated neurologically impacted clients with speech, language, and cognitive impairments.
Developed functional goals to assist clients with returning to employment as a member of the interdisciplinary vocational rehabilitation team.
Education and Training
Master of Science : Speech-Language Pathology, May 2014The University Of Arizona - Tucson, ArizonaGPA: GPA: 4.004.00 GPA
Bachelor of Science : Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, May 2012The University of Arizona - Tucson, ArizonaGPA: GPA: 3.86 GPA: 4.00 Dean's List with Distinction 1 semester; Honorable Mention 5 semesters
Baird Foundation Scholar, 2009-2012; Wildcat Excellence Award, 2008-2012
National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2009-2012; Order of Omega Honorary
Baird Foundation Scholar, awarded to top ten graduating high school students in Arizona
Member of National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Order of Omega Honorary, Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity and Gamma Phi Beta Sorority
Studied abroad in Guatemala and provided medical care to Spanish-speaking patients
May 2008Sunnyslope High School - Phoenix, Arizona
Acknowledged for team work and innovative therapy techniques during Rehab Without Walls' annual conference
Successfully helped develop and implement protocol for Rehab Without Walls' Youth Program through the Arizona Governor's Council on Spinal and Head Injuries
Tubbs RS, Riech S et al. (2012) Sir Charles Bell (1774-1842) and his contributions to early neurosurgery. Childs Nerv Syst 28:331-5.
Tubbs RS, Verma K, Riech S et al. (2011) Reaction to silk suture in children undergoing neurosurgery: case reports and review of the literature. Childs Nerv Syst 27:497-9.
Mortazavi MM, Tubbs RS, Riech S et al. (2011) Anatomy and pathology of the cranial emissary veins: a review with surgical implications. Neurosurgery.
Tubbs RS, Verma K, Riech S et al. (2011) Persistent fetal intracranial arteries: a comprehensive review of anatomical and clinical significance. J Neurosurg 114:1127-34.
Tubbs RS, Riech S et al. (2011) Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772): pioneer of neuroanatomy. Childs Nerv Syst 27:1353-5.
Tubbs RS, Riech S et al. (2011) China's first surgeon: Hua Tuo. Childs Nerv Syst 27:1357-60.
Intermediate-advanced Spanish conversational and writing skills