My Scope of Practice
I work with a diverse patient population.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Central Auditory Processing Disorder
Traumatic Brain Injury
Expressive Language Disorders
Visual Spatial Processing Disorder
Hypernasal/Hyponasal Speech Disorders
School Readiness Skills
Receptive Language Disorders
Oppositional Defiance Disorder
Learning to Learn
Obsessive Compulsive D/O
Neurotypical students with executive functioning skills deficits
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An Integrated Approach to Service Delivery
The Cogmental™ (cognitive-developmental) Domains: executive functioning skills, speech-language, behavior skills, being social-social and emotional competencies, and fundamental neurological skills are integrated into each therapeutic session, to varying degrees. The cumulative effect of synergic therapy is greater than providing individual therapy within each domain. The areas themselves are interrelated and share many skills. Work in one area will likely include positive learning in other areas.
Speech & Language
Executive Functioning Skills
Fundamental Neurological Skills
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All Cogmental Domains share many related skills
Collaboration with other professionals is an essential responsibility. Collaboration can take many forms, can occur with a wide range of other professionals with varying backgrounds and experiences, and can occur across different environments, such as the school, medical setting, office setting, or other natural environments. Supporting the patient, family, and care team is my professional duty, interest, and a goal. When working as part of a multidisciplinary team, collaborative care involves a variety of responsibilities. Dividing responsibilities, sharing research-based decision-making, and using clear and frequent communication, to name a few.
Interprofessional collaboration can also yield several outcomes such as informing and teaching others about your scope of practice, working together to treat a patient and family, leading a team, providing information to support your position, working with parents to ensure appropriate services for the patient, and referring to other professionals when the patients need conflict with your business practices or the required services fall outside of your scope of practice, expertise, or comfort level.