Speaking & Training

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Speaking & Training

Speaking, Workshops & Retreats

Melissa is available for corporate events, half-day and full-day workshops and retreats.

Popular topics include:

  • Simple ways to incorporate mindfulness in daily life
  • Stress management
  • How to optimize brain power to stay sharp and focused
  • The power of the pause
  • Intentional living tips
  • Increasing resilience
  • Cognitive efficiency strategies
  • Conscious communication to support connection and well-being
  • Memory transformation and strategies and much more!

Topics can be personalized and tailored to meet the needs and goals of your attendees.

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Professional CV

Education & Training

Master of Science in Communication Disorders Western Carolina University, May 1997 Thesis: The Development of an Augmentative Communication Protocol - The Hundley Decision-Making Protocol for AAC Assessment, April 1997

Bachelor of Education in Communication Science Disorders The University of Georgia, June 1995

Food as Medicine  The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, June 2014

Mindfulness-Based Interventions to Rewire the Brain 2016

Rewire the Anxious Brain: Using Neuroscience to End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry 2017

Certifications

Certificate of Clinical Competence (ASHA) February 1998 to present

Speech-Language Pathology Licensure in the State of Colorado 2013 to present

 

Employment & Clinical Fellowships

2015 to present Private Practice

2003 to 2016 Boulder Community Hospital-Mapleton Rehabilitation Center Provide assessment and treatment for adolescent and adult patients in the areas of cognition, dysphagia, voice, articulation, dysfluency, reading, learning differences, pragmatics, written language and attention. Mentor and supervise clinical fellows and therapists new to the hospital. Facilitate family and school conferences as well as support groups.

2001 to 2003 Susan M. Tauger and Associates – Boulder and Denver, Colorado Specializing in cognitive rehabilitation of individual clients suffering from Mild Traumatic Brain Injury following motor vehicle accidents. Responsible for assessment with the development and implementation of functional goal-setting and consultation with members of the client’s healthcare team, school and/or work.

2001 to 2002 Frasier Meadows Healthcare Center-Boulder, Colorado Responsible for initiating in-house speech therapy program with the diagnosis and treatment of residents residing in this geriatric community. Development and implementation of treatment plans addressing communication disorders such as aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia, dysphagia, and hearing impairments resulting from Cerebral Vascular Attack, head injury, Parkinson’s Disease, and Alzheimer’s Disease.

1998 to 2001 The Howard School Central Campus - Atlanta, Georgia Responsible for individual and integrated treatment of preadolescent and adolescent students focusing upon oral communication, written language, reading comprehension, pragmatics, and voice. Collaborate with teachers to incorporate speech and language goals, skills and strategies in a classroom and social setting for students with learning differences. Additional responsibilities include: supervision of graduate students, treating clients in an outpatient capacity, treating students aged 5- 14 during summer school sessions, and mentoring speech-language pathologists new to the school.

1998 to 2001 Assessment and Family Education Center - The Howard School Completed thorough speech-language assessments for children ages 4-14, addressing phonological awareness, articulation, language functioning, written language, word retrieval, pragmatics, and organization. Organize and lead parent-teacher feedback sessions during which therapy goals, objectives and future educational planning are provided.

1997 to 1998 Sundance Rehabilitation Corporation - Atlanta, Georgia Organized and implemented speech therapy program at a newly acquired facility. Evaluated and treated adult and geriatric population for communication disorders such as aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia, dysphagia, traumatic brain injury, and hearing impairments. Collaborated with a variety of healthcare professionals to functionally treat patients with diverse disorders including Cerebral Vascular Attack, head injury, Parkinson’s Disease, and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Community Outreach Classes and Programs

  • Optimize Brain Health
  • Happy, Healthy Brain Class Series
  • Clear the Fog
  • West Nile Support Group
  • Support Group for Young CVA survivors

Professional Affiliations & Activities

  • Advisory Board Member: Rooted in Purpose, a non profit rooted in creating mindful connection in our community
  • American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Colorado Speech Language Pathology Certification
  • Instructor with community based programs with Boulder County Senior Center and Boulder Valley School District
  • Life Long learning program
  • Instructor for “Clear the Fog” class for Cancer survivors
  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Vital Stim Certification (2010)
  • Volunteer with a variety of support groups (young CVA survivors, West Nile Virus and Fibromyalgia)
  • Gamma Phi Beta Social Sorority
  • Volunteer at Crestview Elementary

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