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Beth M. helping a patient develop strong fine motor skills… Proof that work can be fun!
These silly faces want to wish you all the joys of the season and happiness throughout the coming year! Allied Rehab staff’s annual Christmas party took place at Brooks Street Bowl in Wake Forest.
Our annual Holiday food drive ended last week. We are very grateful for the donations! This trunk full of food went to Tri-Area Ministries, a local food bank in Wake Forest, NC. If you missed our drive but would like to donate, you may drop off non-perishable food items to TAM at 149 E Holding Ave, Wake Forest, NC 27587. http://www.
Allied Rehab staff keeps updated CPR certifications. Here we are in action renewing our certifications last night:
Elizabeth Yopp, MS, CCC-SLP graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders and a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology. She helps with articulation and language challenges as well as dysfluency and stuttering. Elizabeth concentrated on Spanish language communication in her undergraduate coursework, and has since had the opportunity to travel to Ecuador and continue her Spanish education and clinical experience. She has served as a bilingual therapist in several settings, and has a passion for working with Spanish-speaking children and their families to promote language development. In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her cat, reading everything she can get her hands on, and working with children at her church.
Courtney Smith graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a minor in Child Development. She then attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she received her Master’s of Arts in Speech Language Pathology. Courtney has experience working with children of all ages providing speech and language intervention in the clinic setting. She also has experience working with adults who have speech and swallowing difficulties following treatment for head and neck cancer. Courtney loves the challenge of tailoring each therapy session to meet the patient’s individual needs. In her free time, Courtney enjoys reading and doing anything outside. She currently lives in North Raleigh with her husband and her dog.
Please give a warm welcome to EJ Gann, SPT (Student Physical Therapist)! He is joining us for a clinical internship all the way from the University of California at San Francisco. You’ll see him working with Beth Jones, PT for the summer.
6/21/2016: Our staff had a fun morning at Serenity Grace Farm in Franklinton. We got to learn about the benefits horse riding has on special needs children and adults. They offer private and group lessons at a good price. Check them out! http://www.serenitygracefarm.com/
Two new Beth’s makes us Beth²! We are so happy to welcome Beth Mantkowski, OTR/L! She is a recent graduate, bringing new and improved techniques to Allied Rehab. Read her bio here.