Live Speak Love, LLC

Lisa M. Geary, MS CCC-SLP lisa@livespeaklove.com

About Me April 13, 2012

Lisa M. Geary, MS, CCC-SLP

Summary

I am an experienced, ASHA certified, licensed Speech-Language Pathologist currently working in the Baltimore, Towson, White Marsh, MD areas and the Hampton Roads, Va areas. I specialize in comprehensive speech-language assessments and therapy services for students of all ages and abilities, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorders and AAC/Communication devices. Personal interests include the use of technology to supplement therapy and the creating and sharing of resources. I am also experienced in clinical supervision and faculty/staff training. I am happy to speak with you about speech-language services, consulting, product testing, freelance work/publishing opportunities, online speech therapy opportunities or other possibilities that we can arrange. Feel free to contact me with any ideas or questions.

Mission

To help children and the people who love them by providing effective, engaging, multisensory, child-directed therapy experiences designed to meet the unique needs of the individual child.

Education

University of Pittsburgh, Master of Science, 1997
Communication Science and Disorders
Summa Cum Laude Honors

University of Maryland at College Park, Bachelor of Arts 1994
Hearing and Speech Sciences
Summa Cum Laude Honors

Relevant Experience

Towson University, Clinical Assistant Professor      July 2012 – present

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies
  • Supervise students in on-campus clinical practicum at the Towson University Speech-Language Hearing Center
  • Conduct off-site supervisory visits for graduate students in off-campus clinical internships
  • Facilitate/Supervise Adult Language and Pragmatic Skills Group in Towson University’s Hussman Center for Adults with Autism
  • Co-Chair the ASLD Teaching and Technology Committee
  • Conduct technology training sessions for students and staff to increase the use of instructional and therapeutic technology
  • Provide consultative services to the Baltimore County Public Schools SLP Technology Committee
  • Provide consultative services to Kennedy Krieger/Center for Autism and Related Disorders in select research focus groups

Baltimore County Public Schools Speech Language Pathologist     2004 – June 2012

  • Provide diagnostic assessments and individual/group therapy sessions for students with communication difficulties
  •  chair county-wide technology committee to increase technology integration with therapeutic services and professional collaboration
  • serve as SLP Wiki Administrator for web-based SLP Resource Sharing site
  • co-chair county-wide Related Services Autism Focus Group
  • serve on Assistive Technology Leadership Team to provide training and increased capacity in teachers and staff
  •  supervise graduate student interns and clinical fellows
  •  provide weekly training and professional development for additional adult support personnel
  • serve on county-wide Strategic Planning Committee for Related Services
  •  provide professional development to county faculty and staff on relevant topics/resources, related-service initiatives

Central  Preschool, Lead Instructor     2002-2004

  • Lead teacher for private,  language-based early childhood program
  • Wrote and developed curriculum for phonemic awareness, phonics, pre-literacy skills and academic instruction
  • Wrote protocol for assessment of skill acquisition
  • Conducted regular parent conferences regarding student progress
  • Supervised assistant teachers

Henning and Cole Therapy Associates, Speech Language Pathologist    1997 – 2002

  • Full-time, Contractual and PRN Positions
  • Provided diagnostic assessments and speech-language therapy in school, rehabilitation/long-term care facility and outpatient clinic settings
  • Developed Quality Assurance Protocol for dysphagia management
  • Provided Fast ForWord therapeutic services as Certified FastForWord Specialist

University of Pittsburgh, Office of Education Training, Language Lab    1995-1997

  • Assisted in clinical research data collection and analyses
  • Conducted clinical testing in areas of right hemisphere brain damage and cognitive disorders
  • Analyzed and compiled research about central auditory processing disorders and related language disorders, presented results at 1996 ASHA Convention
  • Awarded full merit scholarship and monthly stipend

National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, Voice and Speech Section, Research Associate/Intern     1993-1995

  • analyzed digital signals of electromyographical data in studies of laryngeal reflex testing
  • analyzed data involving laryngeal function in Parkinson patients
  • conducted clinical testing, data collection and analysis in  investigation of familial cluttering disorder
  • participated in Voice and Speech Section journal discussion groups and research summit
  • presented poster session at National Institutes of Health Research Fair
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