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Clinical Fellow-Speech-Language Pathology

Birmingham, Alabama, United States
April 30, 2019

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Katherine Battle

*** ********’ Glen, Birmingham, AL 35242



Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology May 2019 The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL GPA: 3.93/4.0 Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders May 2017 The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL GPA: 3.78/4.0 Additional completed courses: Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC), Pediatric Dysphagia, Aphasia, Autism, and Psychology of Language CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Encompass Health Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital, Birmingham, AL Current

Provided over 150 hours of evaluation and treatment for adult and geriatric patients with an array of neurological disorders, including aphasia, dementia, dysphagia, dysarthria, and apraxia of speech

Administered, scored, and analyzed results of site-specific assessments, including bedside-swallow evaluations, cognitive evaluations, aphasia evaluations, and dementia screeners

Helped administer and interpret Modified Barium Swallow Studies, as well as offered dietary recommendations and provided evidence-based dysphagia treatment

Gained experience conducting evidence-based treatments targeting impairments, such as orientation, short-term memory, word recall, expressive/receptive language, verbal reasoning, time and money management, reading, problem solving, left/right side neglect, swallowing, and motor speech

Observed Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (i.e. VitalStim) for facial muscle stimulation

Electronically documented evaluation results, daily treatment notes, and discharge reports utilizing ACT IT software

Collaborated with related disciplines during staff meetings to provide best patient care

Greystone Elementary, Birmingham, AL Fall 2018

Provided 50 hours of evaluation and treatment to preschool and school-aged children ranging from 4-10 years old

Administered and scored standardized tests to evaluate speech and language development of pediatric clients

Developed and implemented school-based treatment plans for children with Autism, articulation disorders, language delays, stuttering, pragmatic, and literacy difficulties

Gained further experience utilizing Augmentative-Alternative Communication within the therapeutic setting and the classroom

Participated in eligibility, IEP, referral, and re-evaluation meetings

Collaborated with similar disciplines, such as primary and special education teachers, ABA therapists, and student aids to provide generalization of skills in all settings

Provided weekly updates with parents about their child’s targeted goals and progress made

Moundville Health and Rehabilitation-Restore Therapy, Moundville, AL Summer 2018

Provided 50 hours of evaluation and treatment to geriatric patients with dementia and aphasia

Administered site-specific dementia screeners, clinical swallow evaluations, and cognitive evaluations

Implemented evidence-based cognitive and vocal exercises to improve patients’ functional communication

Observed Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing Studies and helped construct appropriate diet recommendations based on findings

Collaborated with physical and occupational therapists, nurses, audiologists, doctors and dietary staff to provide well-rounded patient care

Educated patients, family members, and staffing to assist with carryover of skills and maintenance environmental modifications

The University of Alabama Speech and Hearing Center,Tuscaloosa, AL Fall 2017- Spring 2018

Provided over 119 hours of evaluation and treatment to pediatric clients with diverse diagnoses, such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism, expressive and/or receptive language delay, William’s syndrome, Rett’s syndrome, and Failure to Thrive

Administered formal standardized assessments and dynamic assessments, as well as language samples, in order to establish treatment goals and lesson plans addressing specific areas of speech, language, communication, and feeding

Conducted feeding therapy utilizing the Sequential Oral Sensory approach to feeding, behavioral techniques, and the Steps to Eating Hierarchy

Gained experience in using and incorporating Augmentative-Alternative Communication into therapy, specifically the TobiiDynavox Eye Gaze I-12 and LAMP Words for Life

Electronically documented evaluation reports, Plan of Care notes, daily progress notes, and end of the semester summary reports

Educated family members on patients’ progress throughout the semester to promote generalization outside of therapy


Gained observation experience at the following facilities:

Aspire Physical Recovery Center, Hoover, AL (6 hours)

Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders, Nashville TN (5 hours)

Easter Seals of Birmingham Area, Pelham, AL (24 hours) LICENSURE AND TRAINING

CPR Certified, American Heart Association

Modified Barium Swallowing Impairment Profile (MBSImP), Graduate School Training, Northern Speech Services, Online Training Profile


Undergraduate Research Assistant, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 2016-2017

Garnered information regarding the relationship between developmental stuttering and extreme emotional responses of children who stutter

Transcribed language samples and identified their types of speech disfluencies and behaviors

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