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Professional Experience Special Education

Pasco, Washington, United States
June 13, 2018

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Everyone deserves a voice.

**** *. ****** **. *****, WA 99301 509-***-****


To be in a position where I am helping others through an educational setting. I want to be able to help improve the lives of others and create a better sense of self and happiness for those around me. I want to gain further professional experience in communication disorders to create a stronger foundation for my future in the health care field.


Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders May 2018

Eastern Washington University, Spokane, WA

Minors: Psychology and Special Education

GPA 3.52 4.0


Service Learning Capstone Community Partner January 2018- May 2018

Arc of Spokane, Spokane, WA

oWorked with individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities

oPracticed and created effective communication and listening strategies with community partners.

oLearned about appropriate advocacy for social and civic matters that affect Arc members.

oEngaged in social, educational, and recreational activities with community partners.

Service Learning Literacy Center Volunteer September 2017- December 2018

St. Aloysius Gonzaga Elementary School, Spokane, WA

oBecame familiar with phonological awareness, vocabulary, writing, and reading instruction activities.

oWas exposed to an elementary classroom environment and children with speech delays, language disorders, and language impairment.

oCollaborated with peers and educational professionals.

o Was required to report and reflect on thoughts and overall experiences.

oBecame familiar with the Common Core State Standards.

oGained experience with planning and implementing reading and writing instruction.

Early Social Communication Language Lab Research Assistant September 2016- May 2018

Washington State University, Spokane, WA

oObserved family visits and became familiar with clinical formal assessment tools used in Speech Therapy.

oFacilitated parent/ caregiver questionnaires and screeners via the phone and paperwork.

oHad personal and professional interaction with families and children in the clinic.

oGained experience with scoring ASD assessment measures. ADOS, ITSEA, RBQ-2, MCHAT, CSBS, Vineland.

oObserved and acquired an understanding of ASD diagnosis, language delays, and receptive and expressive language disorders.


Geriatric Health Care Volunteer October 2016- March 2018

Avalon Health Care, Spokane, WA

o Observed patients with neurological damage.

oAcquired deeper understanding and awareness of dysphagia and hearing disorders.

oCreated professional and friendly relationships with the residents and faculty.

oGained insight to physical therapy and speech therapy sessions with residents through Brighton Rehabilitation.

Elementary Speech- Language Pathologist Job Shadow March 2018

Livingston Elementary School, Pasco, WA

oGained experience under a certified Speech Language Pathologist.

oWas given opportunities to observe clients and assessment sessions in a clinical setting.

oWas exposed to articulation disorders, speech and language delays as well as language impairment.

Assistive Living Facilitator and Activity Coordinator June 2015- September 2015

Fleur De Lis Adult Family Homes, Kennewick, WA

oObserved geriatric care and on-going healthcare assessments.

oAttended to individual resident needs.

oHad exposure to Alzheimer’s, dementia, physical therapy and speech therapy.

oCoordinated activities for residents that were rehabilitative to gross and fine motor movements.

oHelped provide a better quality of life through activities to residents.

oOrganized fundraisers with health care professionals and families of the residents.


National Student Speech and Language Hearing Association Member August 2016-Present

Eastern Washington University, Spokane, WA

oParticipated in the Mentee / Mentor Program.

oVolunteered through Early Life Speech and Language.

oVolunteered with the Hope School.

oParticipated in bi-weekly meetings.

Alpha Xi Delta Member and Corresponding Secretory September 2012- May 2016

Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA

oOrganized Greek wide and chapter wide activities as Corresponding Secretary.

oAdvocated for Autism Speaks within the Cheney and Spokane Communities.

oVolunteered with the Isaac Foundation focusing on Autism.

oPromoted Greek life and campus events to other chapters and EWU community.

Buddy Club President August 2011-June 2012

Chiawana High School, Pasco, WA

oRan and scheduled events.

oAdvertised and managed public relations.

oPaired peer buddies with buddy club members.

oParticipated in weekly lunches.

DECA Chapter President August 2011- June 2012

Chiawana High School, Pasco, WA

oLead program trainings with staff and students.

oResponsible for a set group of students assuring accountability and ability to perform needed tasks.

oLead a group of students to a National Competition.

oWorked directly with faculty and students to increase student business knowledge.

oOrganized, led, and promoted management to DECA classes and worked with other High School chapters.

Kennewick First Youth Group Member May 2008- August 2012

Kennewick First United Methodist Church, Kennewick WA

oTraveled around the nation on multiple mission trips.

oHelped hurricane victims, victims of domestic violence, and children in foster care.

oRebuilt homes and communities for people who had lost it all.

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