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Mentor: Gina VanDeusen, MA, CCC-SLP

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Bio: Hello! I have been a speech-language pathologist for 9 years and have truly enjoyed working with both children and adults from the beginning. I received my undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders from The University of New Hampshire and my master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from The George Washington University. I am currently working with adults in acute care, outpatient rehab, and skilled nursing on a weekly basis with a variety of disorders including dysphagia, motor speech, and other neurogenic disorders. I also spend some time engaging with preschoolers through teletherapy. In addition to working with the adult population for 9 years, I have over 7 years of experience working with preschool and school-age children, with a specialized focus on AAC for 3 of those years. I am truly passionate about the work I do across the populations and settings and love the variety our field has to offer. I value applying evidence-based treatment strategies along with functional and motivating tasks for each individual to truly help them progress. I have been fortunate to have strong relationships with multiple mentors to expand my knowledge within our field. I am grateful for this opportunity to connect with other SLPs to hopefully do the same for you!

Current primary professional role: Speech-language pathologist.

Discipline: Medical SLP

State license: Utah: 12011543-4102
Maine: SP2245
New Hampshire: 1475

ASHA license: 12149844

Areas of Expertise: Aphasia, dysphagia, motor speech, voice, AAC, pediatric speech and language, cognitive-linguistic deficits, neurogenic disorders.

LSVT certified, McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program certified, Speak Out! certified.

Teaching philosophy: I have an informal approach where I truly welcome any ideas/questions so we can collaborate on your current strengths and further help you grow as a professional. I value motivated and curious learners who are open to feedback and resources for further development. My goal as a mentor is to help improve your confidence and skill set as a clinician as you navigate the daily work environment. Looking forward to working with you!

Preferred communication style: Video chat or phone call.