Language/Behavior Therapist: Oct. 2010-present
I administer speech and behavioral therapy to a 7-year-old boy with autism and childhood apraxia of speech. I work with him one-on-one on articulation, theory of mind, turn taking, following multistep directions, spelling and reading 20 hours a week.
Olympic Medical Center volunteer: January 2011- present
I work with two speech language pathologists in separate cities. I administer treatment to children and observe both adult and children ranging from swallowing studies and Parkinson’s disease to children who are bilingual or autistic.
Stroke Camp Northwest: August 20-22, 2010
Helped people living with aphasia and their loved ones use supported communication strategies.
South Ridge Elementary School: April-June 2010
Worked with the school’s speech language pathologist, helping her administer treatment and volunteered in autism group sessions.
Directed Clinical Assistantship: November 9, 2009-January 13, 2010
At Portland State University Clinic, worked with an apraxia patient in cooperation with advanced clinicians and under the direction of a qualified clinical supervisor. Participated in all phases of clinical operation, including scheduling, diagnostic management, parent conferencing, report writing, material preparation, etc.
Clinical Hours: Nine hours at Western Washington University, Twenty five hours at Portland State University, Seventy five hours at Olympic Medical Center, Four hours and forty-five minutes of child treatment hours at south ridge elementary school and Twenty Adult hours at Stroke Camp Northwest.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication AAC devices
Portland State University: July 2009 - June 2010
Bachelor’s of science in speech and hearing sciences
Western Washington University: September 2006 - June 2009
Employer, Speech/Behavioral Therapist
11 Geolain, Sequim, WA
Jennifer Weicher CCC-SLP
Volunteer at Olympic Medical Center
Sequim Physical Therapy and Rehab
800 North 5th Avenue, Sequim, WA
James Everett MA CCC-SLP
Volunteer at Olympic Medical Center
321 North Chambers Street, Port Angeles, WA
I plan on being in Anchorage on July 18th 2011. I am looking for a job that will relate to my B.S degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences. I plan on attending University of Anchorage Alaska in Fall of 2012 to get my masters in Speech Language Pathology.
I currently administer speech and behavioral therapy to a 7-year-old boy with autism spectrum disorder and childhood apraxia 20 hours a week. Through my work with the boy, his articulation has improved, specifically he can now make the /f/, /v/, /n/, /s/ and /l/ sounds and uses them in spontaneous speech.
He is also initiating activities, such as throwing a ball, and initiating speech, such as returning a “love you” back to his mother, which he had never done previously. He is now using phrases such as “I want ____ please,” “I need ____ please” and “I’m all done.” I also work with him once a week at Olympic Medical Center in Sequim, Wash., with a speech language pathologist, where I volunteer eight hours a week. I also volunteer eight hours a week with a different speech language pathologist at Olympic Medical Center’s Port Angeles, Wash., location.
At Olympic Medical Center, I observe and administer treatment to children and adults with autism spectrum disorder, developmental disorders, syndromes, dysphagia and stroke survivors. During my time volunteering and administering therapy, I gained experience using augmentative alternative communication devices such as the DynaVox, Proloquo2go, iprompt, Assistive Chat and Vantage Lite.
Last year, I volunteered at South Ridge Elementary School in Ridgefield, Wash., where I worked with Mary-Jane Holland, the speech language pathologist for both South Ridge and Toutle Lake elementary schools.
During my time at South Ridge, I participated in providing services to children with language disorders, behavioral difficulties, developmental disorders, articulation difficulties and autism spectrum disorder. I worked both one-on-one with students as well as in group settings with students ages five to 12.
My current job and volunteering has given me a passion to work with children with disabilities. I will bring a fresh perspective and be a reliable, dedicated worker. If you need references, resume or letters of recommendation I can supply them. Thank you for your consideration.