A wonderful, fast paced learning experience.
Speech Pathology Intern (Former Employee) – Placerville, CA – February 11, 2015
I worked in both inpatient acute care and out patient services with a supervising clinician. I would arrive to the office around 8:30am, check the schedule for the day and prepare for out patient therapy. I conducted therapy for adults who experienced CVA's, TBI's, and various accident's that resulted in aphasia (both receptive and expressive), apraxia, cognitive disorders, and dysphagia. Therapy was 1 hour in duration. After my scheduled out patient appointments I would go to the hospital to conduct bedside swallow evaluations for initial assessments or for assessment of diet upgrades/down grades/management. Also I assessed cognition and language to determine a patients current status and compared it to their baseline. I worked with family members, doctors, nurses, and other professionals (OT, PT) to support the patient in recovery while maintaining proper documentation of services.
Fast paced environment with new patients often.