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REBECCA AHDOOT

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
516.492.6093 | rahdoot1@gmail.com
SUMMARY
Dedicated and passionate Speech Language Pathologist with exemplary skills in intervention, rehabilitation, and
therapy to patients and Students with Disabilities. Trained in ABA, PROMPT, PECS, AACs, IEPs, seeking a position
utilizing my unique qualifications to enrich the lives of individuals requiring language, oral-motor skills treatment.

EDUCATION
Master of Arts: Speech Language Pathology Bachelor of Science:
(Teacher of Students with Speech/Language Disabilities) Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
Hofstra University | Hempstead, NY – May 2017 Minor in Disability Studies and Psychology
Hofstra University | Hempstead, NY – May 2015
CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAININGS
New York State Initial Certification: Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD)
PROMPT Trained – April 2018
CPI Trained (Crisis Prevention Institute) - November 2017
Lindamood-Bell – Seeing Stars, Visualizing/Verbalizing, LIPS, On-Cloud Nine – June 2015

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow October 2017 – Present
Gersh Academy, School for Children on the Autism Spectrum; West Hempstead, NY
• Conducts individualized therapy for children (4-12 years) on the Autism Spectrum, both verbal and nonverbal
• Collaborates with disciplines to address goals and objectives as indicated in IFSP or IEP, generating short- and
long-term goals and providing informal assessments to monitor progress, preparing notes for CSEs
• Differentiates and modifies instruction to meet the needs of all learners, utilizing principles of PROMPT
Training and AAC (Augmentative and Alternate Communication) Devices for functional communication
• Implement ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) methodologies to facilitate the development of language,
functional skills, and appropriate play and social behavior
• Attended “Autism Day” at Six Flags Great Adventure in NJ, actively motivating students
• Maintains effective and positive relationships with parents, guardians, colleagues, and administration
Clinician January 2017 – May 2017
Transitions of Long Island at Northwell Health; Manhasset, NY
• Provided restorative therapy to individuals recovering from neurological injury or illness through targeting
speech, language, cognitive, social, and self-care skills through conducting diagnostic assessments to evaluate
cognitive/speech/language capabilities utilizing formal/informal assessments, completing daily session notes
• Participated in LSVT LOUD for Parkinson’s Disease, brain injury and stroke rehabilitation
• Collaborated with team of professionals (Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Neuropsychologists) to
comprehensively address needs
Speech Teacher – Practicum September 2016 – December 2016
John F. Kennedy Elementary School; Great Neck Public Schools; Great Neck, NY
• Provided direct treatment to elementary school age children in a special education setting with a variation of
disorders and concomitant disabilities that include: receptive/expressive language and articulation, Autism
Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Learning Disabilities (LD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
• Conducted motivating therapeutic activities individually tailored to student’s goals via push in and pullout
• Learned familiarity in Boardmaker Software for PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)
• Targeted IEP goals, aligning goals with Common Core State Standards, participating in CSE meetings
Clinician – Language Literacy Support Program September 2015 – May 2016
Saltzman Center Speech- Language-Hearing Clinic, Hofstra University; Hempstead, NY
• Provided language-literacy support for Kindergarteners at high risk for developing language-literacy disorders
through RTI (Response to Intervention) approach, identifying students who required further evaluation
Clinician – Diagnostic and Therapy Speech-Language Practicum September 2015 – May 2016
Saltzman Center Speech- Language-Hearing Clinic, Hofstra University; Hempstead, NY
• Administered assessments and interpreted findings to develop a summary of performance, determining
diagnosis and addressing appropriate recommendations
• Conducted treatment to individuals at various developmental levels from culturally and linguistically diverse
populations, generating plans and progress reports suitably tailored to each client
• Collaborated with peers, followed by creating comprehensive evaluation reports
RELATED EXPERIENCE
Clinician Summer 2016, Summer 2015
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes; Jericho, NY
• Applied research-validated instruction to children ages 5-18 with dyslexia, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum
Disorder to strengthen the sensory-cognitive functions of phonemic awareness, symbol imagery, and concept
imagery to teach reading, spelling, reading comprehension, speaking through 80 hour training
• Identified strengths and weaknesses related to school performance to base instruction on learning needs
Intern January 2015 – May 2015
South Shore Speech, Language and Swallowing Disorders; Babylon, NY
• Exposure in areas of voice, stuttering, and swallowing disorders through participating in use of highly
specialized techniques and procedures that utilize new technology-based research and materials
Employee Summer 2014
‘Watch Me Grow’ Children’s Sensory Gym and Speech-Language Center; New York, NY
• Facilitated expansion of children’s language, critical thinking and social skills through application of evidence-
based practice therapy techniques on children with neurological, developmental & musculoskeletal impairments
International Intern Summer 2013
Dr. Geva’s Developmental Neuropsychology Lab at Bar-Ilan University; Israel
• Conducted research on Attention Deficit Disorder, exposed to eye-tracking devices to examine attention
regulation during youth; research promoted on disabilityscoop.com: goo.gl/Wf3LPr
LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
Hofstra University; Hempstead, NY September 2011 – May 2016
Vice President - National Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA): Organized community service events
supporting a scholarship fund at Hofstra University Saltzman Center, fundraising philanthropic events and receiving
access to ASHA journals and NSSLHA community discussions in Communication Sciences/Disorders
Vice President - She*s The First: Supported girls in third world countries attending school by taking part in global
awareness program, served as representative to participate in discussion centered on achieving educational equality
Project Sunshine: Developed programs to help children facing medical challenges confront procedures through
fostering a sense of normalcy in healthcare environment for young patients
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAININGS
NYS Mandated Workshops: Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) | Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse
School Violence Prevention | Needs of Students with Autism
Trainings and Programs: PROMPT Training | Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Principles | Wilson Language
CPI Training | IEP Direct | SESIS | SMART Technology | Augmentative and Alternate Communication Devices (AAC)
Programs: Proloquo2Go, LAMP Words for Life, Touch Chat, GoTalk NOW, Boardmaker Software
Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) | LSVT Global | Experience in Feeding & Swallowing
Professional Development: Special Olympics Coach (4/18)
Member: American Speech-Language-Hearing-Association (ASHA), Attendee of Convention (11/14, 11/13)