Many speech-language pathologists choose to become either a pediatric or an adult speech-language pathologist, narrowing their field of expertise. Rarely, do you find a speech-language pathologist focusing on both populations throughout their career. Upon obtaining my master’s degree, I made the decision to continue my education and experience with all ages, including pre-term/term infants up to adults over 100 years of age with a variety of diagnoses.
Client-centered approach making each client’s plan of care very specific to their wants and needs in order to achieve success and enhance their quality of life.
E-Integrated SLP Services offers a mobile clinic and telepractice services. These options eliminate the need for commuting and allows the client opportunity to receive speech therapy in the comfort of their own home or school setting. This makes it more functional in nature, and engages the parents/guardians and family members in the speech therapy sessions.
We provide personalized, corporate consultations for daycares, schools, pediatric settings, skilled nursing facilities, assisted and independent living facilities, and rehabilitation hospitals within Austin and the surrounding areas. We target topics such as child development, oral care, dysphagia, dietary, and memory care.
Due to Medicare changes, effective January 1, 2020, funding for home health agencies to utilize skilled speech therapy services within a client’s plan of care, drastically decreased. Not only does this hinder the patient’s ability to obtain the services needed, but it limits the presence of speech-language pathologists within assisted and independent living facilities. How does this affect assisted and independent living facilities? A minimal speech-language pathologist presence within these facilities decreases the opportunities for education with the residents and staff members and increases the risks of aspiration and cognitive decline within the elderly population.