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Bio: Allison is a 2006 graduate of Wofford College with a BS in Biology and Spanish. She earned her Master of Speech Pathology from the University of South Carolina in 2009. Allison completed her CFY in an elementary School. She has worked in post-acute/long-term care since 2010, serving as a rehab director from 2012-2021. Currently, Allison is employed by naviHealth as a Skilled Inpatient Care Coordinator, a position in which she is eager to put her reimbursement and interprofessional practice skills to good use. Allison is passionate about advocating for treatment and education regarding patients with dementia, and she is a certified dementia practitioner.
Current primary professional role: Care Coordinator, PRN SLP (SNF and mobile FEES).
Discipline: Medical SLP
State license: South Carolina: 4687
ASHA license: 12141124
Areas of Expertise: Long term care, post-acute care, geriatric speech therapy, SNF, Medicare reimbursement, Interprofessional Practice, graduate student supervision, advocacy, leadership, FEES trained.
Teaching philosophy: I strongly believe in the importance of mentorship and am excited to share knowledge and experience I have gained along the way with anyone who will listen. I am very laid back and honest. I am flexible in terms of type and frequency of communication (except please don’t make this millennial do phone calls).