Abu Dhabi, UAE • +971-****-***** • firstname.lastname@example.org
SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST
DHA Licensed Speech and Language Pathologist
I am a DHA Licensed, proficient and skilled Speech Language Therapist with more than 4 years of clinical experience in working directly with pediatric population with variety of speech and language disorders, developmental disorders, learning disabilities and behavioral issues. I am also a Certified Behavior Therapist with expertise in providing Functional Behavior Assessment and providing different behavioral therapies for the management of destructive behavior in children like anger, anxiety and eating disorders.
I am also skilled at providing services to in/out adult patients with neurological communication disorders, disorders of swallowing, voice and fluency disorders.
- Clinical Competencies -
Speech and language screenings
Dysphagia assessment and treatment
Bedside swallowing assessment
Treatment and Education of Autistic and related
Communication - Handicapped children
Voice disorders assessment and treatment
MMSE and MiniCog administration
Expert in Colorful Semantics
- Licensure and Certifications:
DHA License (Dubai Health Authority)
SHAP Membership (speech and hearing association
Certified RBT/ABA Therapist (USA)
PECS Level 1 Trained
- Languages Spoken
Expert in Auditory Verbal Therapy
Adept at post cochlear implant speech therapy
and working with special needs children
PLS and CELF administration
Management of Cleft lip and palate related
feeding and speech issues in children
Articulation and Fluency Disorders Assessment
Gentle Home and Health Care (Outpatient Facility), Alain-Abu Dhabi Speech Therapist (Aug 2020 – Present)
My responsibilities include:
To screen, assess, diagnose and treat patients having conditions as: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Cleft lip and Palate, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, speech sound disorders, language disorder, global developmental delay, learning disabilities, behavioral issues, stuttering, articulation, hearing impairment and swallowing disorders. GMT Rehabilitation and Autism Centre (Outpatient), PK Senior Speech and language Therapist (May 2019 – April 2020)
Provided in depth pre and post chochlear implant speech assessments and speech therapy to prelingual deaf children following cochlear implant and hearing aid fitting.
Implemented a variety of Evidence Based Methodologies following Behavior Intervention Plan including PRT, DTT, PECS and social skills training.
Diagnosed and treated children and adolescents with Autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Articulation/Phonological Disorders, Motor Speech issues, fluency, expressive/receptive language disorders, Global developmental delay, childhood Apraxia of Speech, learning and feeding problems.
Managed a team of assistant therapists (speech, occupational and PT). Conducted team meetings to assure quality services are delivered.
Coached new joiners and also speech internees.
Generated Individual Treatment Plans that outlined 6-month and annual SMART goals with current level of performance.
Conducted meetings with parents to share the treatment plan and future strategies. The Neuro Rehab Medical Centre (In/Out Patient Facility), UK Medical Speech and Language Therapist (April 2018-Aug 2019)
Independently assessed, diagnosed and treated individuals in acute care with dysphagia, cognitive- linguistic deficits, aphasia, dysarthria and speech and swallowing related disorders secondary to stroke, head and neck cancer, and TBI.
Performed bedside swallowing exam for inpatient post-op to determine safest diet.
Established and implemented personalized speech therapy goals for adult patients.
Counseled and made recommendations to patients and families about communicative strategies and devices for independent functional communication.
Trained nurses in NICU to conduct oral-motor stimulation and apply feeding and swallowing strategies.
Conducted pediatric outpatient evaluations of varying disorders including motor speech, voice, dysphagia, articulation/phonology, language delay, global developmental delay and fluency disorders.
Documented the initial evaluation, treatment, progress and discharge of patients. Railway General Hospital (In/Out patient), PK
PG Speech Therapist (Feb 2016 – Feb 2018)
Worked in Trauma Unit with acute care patients.
Evaluated and treated speech, language, cognitive communication and swallowing disorders in a skilled nursing acute care setting.
Developed and maintained a professional and interpersonal relationship with dietary manager, physical and occupational therapists, and nursing staff to enhance each individual’s plan of care.
Performed bedside swallowing examinations.
In OPD, evaluated and treated adults and children with varied speech and language issues, autism, CP, Down syndrome, motor speech disorders, stuttering, articulation/phonology, voice and feeding issues. EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
Riphah International University, Pakistan
MS Speech and Language Pathology (2016)
Preston University, Pakistan
BS Applied Psychology (2012)