Meredith Cohen
MA, CCC-SLP
Meredith.Cohen2@brooksrehab.org
IHL Role:
Co-coordinator of the Brooks Rehabilitation Speech Therapy Clinical Fellowship Program.
Bio:

Meredith is a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) working clinically at Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital at Bartram Campus. She currently serves as the Aging Services Clinical Fellow Mentor given her years of experience with the geriatric population. Meredith started her career as a SLP with Brooks Rehabilitation when accepted as one of the first SLPs welcomed into the inaugural cohort of the Speech Therapy Clinical Fellowship with the IHL. Meredith went on to accept a full time position at University Crossing until she transitioned to IRF setting with the Bartram team. Meredith identified her passion for mentoring when working as a Graduate Research Assistant and had the responsibility of increasing undergraduate engagement in university research projects.

Education & Training:

Bachelors of Arts, Communication Sciences and Disorders – University of Central Florida
Masters of Arts, Communication Sciences and Disorders – University of Central Florida
CCC-SLP, Certificate of Clinical Competence for Speech-Language Pathologists

Areas of Interest:

Meredith is most passionate about swallowing disorders of various origins. Whether the person is experiencing dysphagia due to sudden neurological changes, trauma, long-term effects of head and neck cancer treatment Meredith is eager to put her clinical discussion making skills to the test and form the best plan of care for the patient to return to eating their favorite meals. Meredith’s other areas of interest are with neurologic diagnoses and how they warrant motor speech or language disorders.

Academic & Professional Activities:

Research and Mentor Program (RAMP) Fellowship, University of Central Florida Graduate Studies
• Fellowship awardee of a University funded grant to support the completion of a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders
• Awarded a two-year full-tuition scholarship
Association of Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention
• Presenting author during a poster session on NIH funded study: Error Patterns in Children’s Graphic Symbol Productions using an AAC Application
Association of Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention
• Presenting author during a seminar on NIH funded study: Teaching Preschoolers with Complex Communication Needs to Ask Inverted Yes-No Questions Using an AAC iPad Application

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