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Speech Language Pathologist

Location:
Smithtown, New York, United States
Posted:
November 15, 2018

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Betty Cohen MSCCC/SLP

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Smithtown, NY 11787

Home: 631-***-****

Cell: 631-***-****

Email: ac7pjm@r.postjobfree.com

EDUCATION

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Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, N.Y.

1983 B.A. Speech Pathology and Audiology

Brooklyn College, Brooklyn. N.Y.

SUMMARY

* Thirty Two years’ of experience as a Speech/Language Pathologist

* Head Speech/Language Pathologist at Eight separate facilities

* Expert in Dysphagia, Aphasia and Cognitive-Linguistic Deficits

* Extensive administrative and supervisory experience

* Certified in VitalStim since 2012

* Member of A.S.H.L.A since 1987

* Committed practitioner of interdisciplinary interaction

EXPERIENCE

Woodhaven Nursing Home

Port Jefferson Station

July 2017 -Nov 2018

Head of Speech Pathology and this job included evaluation and treatment of all Residents in need of Restorative Speech services. Worked closely with rehab team and nursing to coordinate care. Supervised Speech Students for Clinical’s. Well versed in all areas of Medicare and Medicaid and future changes in those areas for all SLPs and rehab disciplines. Utilized Rehab Optima for documentation and ADL program for orders. Also worked at Adult Living Facility as needed.

Speech Language Pathologist-Independent Contractor

Nov 2007-Present

Various Locations

Working in a variety of Skilled Nursing facilities in Nassau and Suffolk County. Experienced in Healthmax4, SigmaCare, Point Click Care, as well as Rehab Optima. Always trying to gain knowledge in Dysphagia, Aphasia, Apraxia, Dysarthria, Cognitive-Linguistic Deficits, Trach and Vent, TBI, Sensory Stimulation. Certified in NMES and Myofascial Release/Manual Therapy for Dysphagia.

Suffolk Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation

November 2010-February 2015

Lead Speech/Language Pathologist

Lead Speech/Language Pathologist for this Nursing Facility.

Responsibilities include screening all new patients and readmissions. Evaluation and treatment of all patients speech needs. Facility has very high volume of Dysphagia, Cognitively Impaired and Aphasic patients. Work very closely with dietician, nursing and rehabilitative staff to provide optimum care for all patients. Highly proficient in use of Vital Stim. Proficient a well in use of computerized documentation.

Healthpro Staffing

November 2007-2009

Per Diem Speech/Language Pathologist

Worked in a variety of facilities in order to treat and evaluate all patients requiring Speech language services. My job focused on Skilled Nursing facilities and my area of expertise including Cognitive/Linguistic Deficits, Dysphagia,Aphasia, and

Dysarthria.

Speech/Language Pathologist

Glen Cove Nursing and Rehabilitation

December 2006- 2007

Responsibilities included evaluation and treatment of all patients. Facility had very high volume of Dysphagia and Aphasic patients. Worked very closely with nursing and rehabilitative staff to provide optimum cares for all patients.

Speech/Language Pathologist

Birchwood Health and Rehab Center

Huntington Station, New York

June 2000- Nov.2003

Speech/Language Pathologist for a Skilled Nursing Facility.

Responsibilities

include screening all new patients and readmissions. Evaluation and treatment of all patients including speech services. Facility has very high volume of Dysphagia and Aphasic patients. Work very closely with nursing and rehabilitative staff to

provide optimum care for all patients.

Head of Speech language Pathology

Queens / Nassau Nursing Facility,

Far Rockaway, New York

April 1999- March. 2000

Head of Speech/Language Pathology for their Traumatic Brain Injured Unit. Responsibilities include screening, evaluations and treatment of all patients within TBI unit. Must document weekly for Certification meetings and Neuropsychological profile ISP meetings. Work very closely with. Interdisciplinary

team in order to provide the most comprehensive care for all

patients within the unit. Expertise in Aphasia, Dysphagia, Trach/Vent patients, Cognitive/Linguistic Deficits, Dysarthria; Apraxia, Articulation Disorders and so forth.

March 1995- Head Speech/Language Pathologist

April. 1999 Professional Service Centers for the Handicapped. Inc. Queens

NY

Consultation and treatment of DD consumers. This includes annual, semiannual evaluations with input as required at interdisciplinary meetings. Run functional communication groups in all settings.

Head Speech/Language Pathologist

CMS/Horizon, Palm Beach, Florida

Aug. 1995- Jan. 1999

Headed up Speech Department and supervised SLPA's and a CFY in Palm Beach Gardens. Carried a full caseload. Made daily decisions regarding Dysphagia. Gained valuable experience with CVA'S and Functional Maintenance Programs pertaining to Cognition and Dementia.

Speech/Language Supervisor

IHS of West Palm Beach

Feb 1994- Feb 1995

Carried a full caseload. Supervised other SLP's. Many Trach/Vent patients on caseload. Well versed in treatment of above. Screened all new patients, conducted quarterly follow-up screenings and patient evaluations. Wrote weekly progress notes and daily summaries.

Head Speech/Language Pathologist

Novacare Jupiter, Florida

Mar. 1990- Feb 14

Worked in a SNF, screened all new patients, conducted quarterly

follow-up screenings and patient evaluations. Wrote weekly progress notes and daily summaries. Became well versed in Medicare protocol and guidelines. Worked closely with all members of the Rehab Team. Performed Modified

Barium Swallow Studies with patients from this SNF at Jupiter Hospital. Supervised multiple CFY's.

Brooklyn Childhood Center,

Brooklyn New York

Senior Speech Pathologist

Feb 1986 - Feb 1990

Duties included treating preschoolers who had speech and language delays. writing all progress notes and evaluations, supervising clinicians and CFY's, and screening all new admissions to the school



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