I, Jazmin Yadav, am a speech pathologist. I graduated with Master's degree in Speech & Language Pathology from Clarion University of Pennsylvania (2015). During my master’s degree, I completed several speech courses and completed my externship in the school and skilled nursing facility. Along with having an understanding and knowledge about speech and language skills, I have other good qualities like being understanding, supportive, and resourceful. I am always willing to help others in need of my services.
I have certification from the State of Ohio and ASHA (American Speech & Hearing Association) (2016). I am trained & certified in LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Technique) (2015). It’s an effective speech treatment for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions.
I have worked in the schools and skilled nursing facilities. I worked three school years as a speech therapist. During the summer of 2016, I had the opportunity to work in the skilled nursing home which I am still involved. I do PRN work in the skilled nursing facility. I enjoy being in both (school & skilled nursing) settings. I previously have served more than 160 students total in the school setting. I am good at prioritizing and managing therapy sessions. Plus, I am a pleasure to work with. .
In addition to my certification in speech and having a Mater’s degree in LSpeech and Language Pathology. I have additional qualities like being bilingual. I am fluent in Spanish. During my continue education, I received certification in the following areas: LSVT training, LAMP training, and PECS training.
LSVT LOUD improves vocal loudness by stimulating the muscles of the voice box (larynx) and speech mechanism through a systematic hierarchy of exercises. Focused on a single goal “speak LOUD!” – the treatment improves respiratory, laryngeal and articulatory function to maximize speech intelligibility. The treatment does not train people for shouting or yelling; rather, LSVT LOUD uses loudness training to bring the voice to an improved, healthy vocal loudness with no strain.
Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) is a therapeutic approach based on neurological and motor learning principles. The goal is to give individuals who are nonverbal or have limited verbal abilities a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves in any setting.
PECS is a unique alternative/augmentative communication system developed in the USA in 1985 by Andy Bondy, PhD, and Lori Frost, MS, CCC-SLP. PECS was first implemented with pre-school students diagnosed with autism at the Delaware Autism Program. Since then, PECS has successfully been implemented worldwide with thousands of learners of all ages who have various cognitive, physical and communication challenges.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Having a Bachelor’s degree in psychology helps my skills when providing speech therapy; for instance, identifying behaviors (signs of frustration, lack of interest etc.) before they occur, which helps reduce the individual’s distraction. I can also introduce strategies like decreasing/increasing difficulties, demonstrate modeling, and provide repetition. If the child demonstrates impulsiveness, I can add strategies that help with impulsivity like hands-on activities. By reducing the distraction, the individual can focus on targeting their speech goals. I use a multi-modality approach (visual, verbal and tactile) to help the individual complete or initiate speech task.