An OB Toolbox Fit for an SLP
This presentation provides my top 10 takeaways of Organizational Behavior (OB) tactics and concepts that I will use in my career. This evolving toolkit provides key supports for achieving personal and leadership success. As I grow, my tools will continue to grow as I am a continuous work in progress. Given the constructs that fall under the umbrella of OB, such as effective communication, problem resolution, employee engagement, diversity, managing conflict, and being effective group members, this skillset as part of my arsenal, has provided me with the skills, capabilities, and flexibility to be a clinician with impeccable interpersonal skills which have served me well and will continue to do so. Having these OB skills as part of my repertoire has also equipped me to serve in a leadership role with imperative tools to influence change, create and maintain cohesive teams and improve employee productivity and efficiency, among other aspects that fall under the leadership realm.
Leadership Action Plan
This project illustrates my career goals, followed by a plan that is integral to the achievement of my goals. This plan depicts my leadership skills, strengths, challenge areas and the steps to achieve the goals from a leadership perspective.
Teaching and Learning Manifesto
This teaching and learning manifesto reflects my personal philosophy of teaching and learning, my personal experiences in learning and teaching to date, an elucidation of plans for summative and formative learner assessment, a plan for learner assessment of my teaching and personal self-reflection, my ideal teaching positions in the future, and potential scholarly activities addressing current or future teaching activities.
Is there a relationship between Articulation and Orthro-Dental Disorders?
This project focused on an investigation of a potential relationship between speech and orthodontic concerns. The charts of 100 dental patient records were reviewed to determine the incidence and prevalence of patients receiving orthodontic services who may have concomitant speech sound disorders and if there is a relationship between Ortho Dental Disorders and articulation disorders. This poster reflects an exploration of the incidence and prevalence of individuals with orthodontic disorders and concomitant speech sound disorders; the types of malocclusions that have the most speech sounds disorders; and the benefits of establishing collaborations between the disciplines of speech- language pathology and orthodontics.
Social Media Campaign for a Call to Action in Closing the Gap of Health Disparities in the Black Autism Community
This Instagram post summarizes my policy analysis for a social media audience.
This presentation walks you through a policy analysis framework whereas the problem is defined and analyzed, policy alternatives are constructed, evaluative criteria are chosen, assessment of alternatives are accomplished, and conclusions are drawn. My goal is to sway an audience to support my proposed solution.
Call to Action: Closing the Gap of Health Disparities in the Black Autism Community
“What Does Increased Support Look Like for Families Impacted by Autism?”: A Mixed-Methods Systematic Literature Review Focused on Outcomes Associated With the use of Family-Centered Care
Family-centered care (FCC) has received widespread endorsement for use in pediatric therapeutic care in the United States. This systematic literature review examines the impact of family-provider partnership on children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. The integrated methodology approach for mixed-methods systematic reviews by Joanna Briggs Institute was utilized to aid with conducting this review. Studies with a target population of caregivers with children diagnosed with ASD or special health care needs were considered, as well as studies with a focus on FCC, shared decision making, or family-provider partnership. Using a three-step search strategy, reviews, quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods studies from six fields (ranging from speech-language pathology to nursing) spanning from 1995 to 2021 were reviewed, along with articles obtained through related references and recommendations. 19 studies met the review criteria. 10 studies were quantitative, while nine fell within qualitative and review realms. Of the 19 studies, five were based on analyses of the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs. 11 studies examined populations of children with ASD, and eight studies looked at children with disabilities and/or special health care needs. Positive associations of FCC with improvements were found in these areas: parent-therapist partnership, family functioning, satisfaction, efficient use of health care resources, access to care, guidance on care, parental empowerment and competence, treatment adherence, and therapeutic progress. Associations were also drawn among recipients of FCC and predisposing and enabling factors. Little evidence was available for some outcomes, suchas healthcare system improvement. This study provides quality evidence that the use of FCC helps alleviate challenges associated with children with ASD and their families and leads to improved outcomes. Given the compelling arguments for FCC and the positive findings reported in most of the reviewed studies, this approach continues to be endorsed and recommended for use by clinicians treating children with ASD.
A Day in the Life of an SLP
(A Guide to Clinical Life)
This pocket guide is designed for new speech-language pathologists to use as a reference for information related to significant aspects of evaluation and treatment of speech and language disorders.
It offers content such as a list of assessments for specific disorders, a list of treatment activities,
signs and symptoms of common disorders, and more.
Currently under construction!
Outcomes Linked to Use of Family-Centered Care Among Families Impacted by Autism
Presented virtually at the 2022 ASHA Convention
Family-centered care (FCC) is a partnership approach to health care decision-making between the family and health care provider (Institute of Medicine, 2001). Over the last decade, FCC has gained extensive endorsement for use in pediatric therapeutic care in the United States. The attached presentation highlights findings from a systematic literature review that examines the impact of family-provider partnership on children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. This presentation affords clinicians an approach that enhances their empowerment and aids them in being impactful facilitators in increasing caregivers of children with ASD the capacity for positive outcomes despite challenging circumstances.