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Language Pathologist

Orland Park, IL


To help others with the treatment of speech and language impairments

Work Experience

Speech-Language Pathologist

Achieve Beyond Inc., Crest Hill, IL

Jul 2011Apr 2012

Provided speech and language therapy in the clinical setting from toddlers to school age children.
  • Administered therapy to children 0-3 at their home who were considered delayed through the early intervention program in Illinois.
  • Provided presentations and free screenings for language development to families, doctors, and early learning centers.
  • Evaluated children that indicated signs of speech and/or language impairments and delay.

Speech-Language Pathologist, Rosa G. Maddock School

Burbank School District, Burbank, IL

Aug 2009Jun 2011

Informed parents and teachers on how to support children's speech and language skills outside of the therapy setting.
  • Met with other speech therapists in the district to create an Response to Intervention (RTI) program for articulation concerns.
  • Screened, evaluated, and participated in team meetings for children who were being considered for overall case studies regarding difficulties in academics.
  • education about Autism, Executive Functioning Disability and Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

Internship Experiences

Clinical, Joliet, IL

May 2009Jul 2009

Speech Intern
  • Screened and evaluated patients for dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) and cognitive impairments.
  • Provided information to certified nursing staff during orientation about the signs and symptoms of dysphagia, and preventing aspiration of food.
  • Taught patients and caregivers safe swallow techniques and precautions.
  • Recorded notes in charts about patient care, using medical terms and abbreviations as required by the facility.

Speech Intern

Rich East High School, Park Forest, IL

Jan 2009Apr 2009

Provided speech services to students in the "Alpha" program that continue receiving services beyond the four years of school.
  • Lead speech groups within the classroom for students with moderate to severe disabilities to enhance cooperative learning and peer motivation.
  • Created age-appropriate lesson plans for the high school population for interest and motivation.

Speech Intern

Chicago Autism Academy, Frankfort, IL

Oct 2008Dec 2008

Developed group and individual lessons using multiple modalities (visual, tactile, auditory) for children with autism in order to meet every student's need for learning.
  • Applied the same reward systems for the children that were performed in the classroom to create structure and consistency during speech therapy.
  • Learned to use applied behavioral analysis (ABA) method for students with autism to limit negative behaviors.
  • Volunteered for family day outside of the regular school day in order to meet the parents, answer questions about speech and language, and help run games with the children.

Computer Skills/Software
Microsoft Word, Excel, EasyIEP, Boardmaker and Wizard.
Experience with simple alternative communication devices during graduate studies.

Frankfort Community Consolidated S.D, Frankfort, IL

Aug 2007Jun 2008

157-C, Frankfort, IL, August 2007 to June 2008
Speech-Language Paraprofessional, Chelsea Elementary and Hickory Creek Middle Schools
  • Developed compensatory strategies with students who had language needs in the classroom to carryover into daily academic activities.
  • Taught junior high students social and problem solving skills to enhance pragmatic abilities.
  • Collaborated with classroom teachers in order to utilize the curriculum for purposes of enhancing language skills at grade level.
  • Delivered reports during IEP meetings and parent-teacher conferences regarding student's progress in the area of speech and language.

Lincoln-Way Area Special Education District, Frankfort, IL

Aug 2006Jun 2007

Speech-Language Paraprofessional, Dr. Julian Rogus Kindergarten School
  • Treated kindergarten children who had speech and language difficulties.
  • Used developmental material for kindergarten students with special needs to maximize progress.
  • Collaborated with teachers after school to discuss speech therapy progress in the classroom.
  • Sent home notes to parents regarding student achievement in speech therapy and gave materials for home to practice outside of the school setting.


Master of Health Science in Specialization

Governors State University, University Park, IL


Bachelor of Health Science in Specialization

Governors State University, University Park, IL


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