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Alane Samuels

Speech Language Pathologist,MS CCC-SLP

Summary

Speech Language Pathologist

CA liscence # 21151 ex 12/31/17

ASHA # 14051820 ex 12/31/19

~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. Five + years  Speech language Pathology  experience in the medical and  acute care settings.  Experienced in assessments, diagnosis and therapeutic intervention strategies,  possessing exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to develop an excellent rapport with all members of the rehabilitation and therapy teams.

References

Lia Jennings

Director/owner Jennings Therapy

Dr. Fussell

Owner HealthWise HCS

Melinda Burkhart, MS,CCC-SLP

Owner Abbott & Burkhart,

Frida Friend

Director of Special Education,

Santa Paula School District

Work History

Mar '16Present

Speech Language Pathologist

Care Meridian, Sub-Acute rehab
  • 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
  • experienced working with Pt's with tracheotomies and enteral feeding
  • worked cooperatively with all therapy and professional staff to provide quality care to long term care and rehab patients 
Apr 2015Present

Speech Language Pathologist

Jennings Therapy

Coastal View Health Care Center  & Providence Skilled  Nursing

  • 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
  • experienced working with Pt's with tracheotomies and enteral feeding
  • worked cooperatively with all therapy and professional staff to provide quality care to long term care and rehab patients 
Sep 2014Present

Speech Language Pathologist

Healthwise Home Care Solutions
  • evaluate, design and  implement treatment plans for clients needing speech, language, swallowing and or feeding rehabilitation in Patient's home or home care facility
  • 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 
2015- present

Clinical Supervisor

Clinical supervision duties for SLP Master's Degree Students

Aug 2012May 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
May 2013Aug 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 2010Aug 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 2011Aug 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 2009Jun 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 2006Jun 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
19892007

Religious School Teacher

Ventura County Jewish Council

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

19871989

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

Dec 2008May 2012

Master's Degree

California State University, Northridge

Graduate with distinction from the College of Communication Disorders and Sciences

 GPA: 3.9

Jan 2007Dec 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

19821987

Bachelor of Science

University of Wisconsin

GPA 3.18

Certifications

20062011

State of California Education Specialist Instruction Preliminary Level I Credential

Document # 070137472
20062007

State of CA Waiver for Clinical or Rehabilitative Services Credential

Document #W06001776
19861991

State of Wisconsin Public Instruction License #K620471885236

#K620471885236