Mentor: Lauren Schwabish MS, CCC-SLP
Bio: I have 20 years of experience working on Inpatient rehab with a passion for stroke and brain injury. As a rehabilitation Clinical Specialist, I serve as a mentor for an interdisciplinary team and enjoy helping clinicians acquire the skills they need to understand and manage neurogenic disorders. Skilled in training professional communication skills crucial for talking to patients, families, and colleagues using the right language for the right audience. Experienced in creating engaging and accessible presentations and health education classes for staff training and community outreach.
Current primary professional role: Rehabilitation Clinical Specialist in a 67 bed inpatient rehab facility outside Washington D.C.
Discipline: Medical SLP
State license: Virginia: 2202004719
ASHA license: 12051737
Areas of Expertise: Person-centered assessment and goal setting for patients with stroke, acquired brain injury; clinical writing; in-service development; professional goal planning.
Teaching philosophy: A great mentor is able to meet you where you're at, listen without judgment, and facilitate the learning that best suits your style. Developing clinical skill in the inpatient setting takes a supportive mentor, and I'm here to help you make sense of the complex, incorporate the relevant evidence with practical suggestions on how to formulate your own therapeutic insights, and develop plans of care that meet the needs of your patients and their families.
Preferred communication methods: Online video, email.