Medical Speech Language Pathologist
Rachel is a medical speech language pathologist who holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in speech-language pathology at Towson University in 2006 and 2008, respectively. Rachel currently provides speech language pathology services at each of the Baltimore area MedStar hospitals. The majority of her patient care is at Good Samaritan Hospital in their comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation and acute care departments. She loves to see meaningful gains in speech-language skills in her patients. She will be assisting at the Johns Hopkins University lab of Dr. Argye Hillis on research projects studying transcranial direct current stimulation and its effects on speech-language skills in aphasic patients.
Rachel is currently working toward certification to perform neurofeedback, a biofeedback program aimed at maximizing the brain's efficiency to maximize gains in therapy. After seeing meaningful gains in clients with Primary Progressive Aphasia using this modality, Rachel hopes to study the effects of this innovative treatment modality on speech-language skills more in the future.
Innovative assessment and treatment methods for speech-language and swallowing deficits in the brain injury population and neurofeedback as a treatment modality for improving speech and language skills in those with Primary Progressive Aphasia and acquired brain injury.