Alane Samuels

Speech language pathologist, ms ccc slp

Summary

Speech Language Pathologist

CA liscence # 21151 ex 1/31/17

ASHA # 14051820 ex 12/31/15

~Supportive~Creative~Compassionate~Accommodating~

Versatile and dedicated patient advocate with a solid focus on the individual needs of pediatric through geriatric patients with swallowing and or Speech and Language concerns. Kindhearted and empathetic professional who is flexible and accommodating in the design and implementation of inspiring, hands-on,individualized therapy sessions to enhance client achievement. Looking to expand professional experience in the Speech Language Pathology acute care setting.  Experienced in assessments, diagnosis and therapeutic intervention strategies,  possessing exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to develop an excellent rapport with all members of the therapy team.

Work History

Work History

Apr 2015 - Present

Speech Language Pathologist

Jennings Therapy

Coastal View Health Care Center, SNF

  • evaluate, design and  implement treatment plans for patients needing speech, language, swallowing and or feeding rehabilitation
  • designed and implemented staff training on feeding and oral care
  • worked cooperatively with all therapy and professional staff to provide quality care to long term care and rehab patients 
Sep 2014 - Present

Speech Language Pathologist

Healthwise Home Care Solutions
  • evaluate, design and  implement treatment plans for clients needing speech, language, swallowing and or feeding rehabilitation
  • designed and implemented staff training on feeding and oral care
  • worked cooperatively with all therapy and professional staff to provide quality care to long term care and rehab patients 
May 2013 - Aug 2015

SLP

Shoreline Care Center, SNF
  • evaluate, design and  implement treatment plans for patients needing speech, language, swallowing and or feeding rehabilitation
  • designed and implemented staff training on feeding and oral care
  • worked cooperatively with all therapy and professional staff to provide quality care to long term care and rehab patients 
Aug 2012 - May 2013

Speech Pathologist

Abbott & Burkhart Therapy
  • SLP serving clients across the life span
  • plan and implement assessment, evaluation and treatment for speech language and swallowing disorders
  • home health care provider for adult patients
Aug 2010 - Aug 2012

Speech Pathologist

Santa Paula Elementary School Distrist
  • Multidisciplinary Education Plans
  • Student Motivation
  • Team Teaching Approach
  • Technology Integration
  • RTI Approach to Education
  • Leaning Centers
  • Curriculum Development
  • Functional Approach to IEP’s
  • Student-Centered Learning Experiences
  • Individual Educational Plans
  • Thematic Units
  • Multi-sensory Lessons
  • Parent & Teacher Conferences
  • Standardized and informal assessments for students
Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

Adult Externship SLP Student

Ventura County Office of Education

Worked with moderately - severely handicapped individuals, 18-22 years old, in transition programs at ACCESS Program in Moorpark, CA and Dorothy Boswell School in Ventura, CA.

Duties included:

  • creating and implementing individual and group speech therapy sessions
  •  assessment for speech language disorders and swallowing/feeding concerns
  •  oversaw safe swallowing and feeding techniques with individual clients
  •  oversaw clients at off-campus work sites
  •  accompanied clients on public transportation and community excursions
Aug 2009 - Jun 2010

Speech Pathologist

Rio Lindo Elementary School
  • Multidisciplinary Education Plans
  • Student Motivation
  • Team Teaching Approach
  • Technology Integration
  • RTI Approach to Education
  • Leaning Centers
  • Curriculum Development
  • Functional Approach to IEP’s
  • Student-Centered Learning Experiences
  • Individual Educational Plans
  • Thematic Units
  • Multi-sensory Lessons
  • Parent & Teacher Conferences
  • Standardized and informal assessments for students
Aug 2006 - Jun 2008

Speech Therapist

Ventura Charter School of Arts & Global Education
  • Multidisciplinary Education Plans
  • Student Motivation
  • Team Teaching Approach
  • Technology Integration
  • RTI Approach to Education
  • Leaning Centers
  • Curriculum Development
  • Functional Approach to IEP’s
  • Student-Centered Learning Experiences
  • Individual Educational Plans
  • Thematic Units
  • Multi-sensory Lessons
  • Parent & Teacher Conferences
1989 - 2007

Religious School Teacher

Ventura County Jewish Council

Taught a variety of courses ranging from pre-school through 9th grade current events classes.

1987 - 1989

Early Childhood Special Education Teacher

Hawthorne Elementay School
  • Upheld a solid classroom management plan in which students were provided with clear and consistent direction and follow-through; fostered a functionally oriented and stress-free learning environment.
  • Employed diverse techniques to promote active learning including individualized instruction, problem-solving assignments, and small-group work. Exercised flexibility within the classroom addressing students’ needs through special accommodations.
  • Actively involved in students’ behavioral, social, and academic development aiding students in developing emotionally, feeling comfortable in social situations, and awareness of socially acceptably behavior.
  • Skilled at keeping students on-task and tailoring lessons to meet specific needs.
  • Developed and implemented functionally based curriculum
  • Created and implemented Individual Educational Plans
  • Actively supported teaching professionals, classroom aides and therapists on effective strategies and techniques for supporting students with special needs, maintaining a strong focus on learners with Asperger’s syndrome and Autism.
  • Fully participated in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Strong communication with Education Professionals and parents.

Education

Education
Dec 2008 - May 2012

Master's Degree

California State University, Northridge

Graduate with distinction from the College of Communication Disorders and Sciences

 GPA: 3.9

Jan 2007 - Dec 2008

30 units upper division pre-requisites

California State University Northridge

Fulfilled all pre-requisites to qualify for Master's Degree Program in Speech/Language Pathology  GPA 4.0

1982 - 1987

Bachelor of Science

University of Wisconsin

GPA 3.18

Certifications

Certifications

2006 - 2011

State of California Education Specialist Instruction Preliminary Level I Credential

Document # 070137472
2006 - 2007

State of CA Waiver for Clinical or Rehabilitative Services Credential

Document #W06001776
1986 - 1991

State of Wisconsin Public Instruction License #K620471885236

#K620471885236