May is National Better Hearing and Speech Month
People often think that speech therapists are just there to help you retrain your voice when in fact they do much more. Speech-language pathologists often known as SLPs help people who have problems with speech, language, thinking and swallowing.
InSPIRe Rehab’s speech team has a variety of certifications and skills. A few specialties include but are not limited to; LSVT LOUD, Vital Stim, pediatric therapy, MBS study, and McNeill Dysphagia Method. The SLP team members are also members of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.
Jennifer Marshal stated that her treatment philosophy is “I pride myself on providing a patient centered, therapist guided approach to therapy. I focus on listening to concerns, empowering families, and truly caring to make a difference in the quality of living. I develop individual treatment plans that address functional outcomes for each patient. I am dedicated to providing a respectful and caring atmosphere which utilizes a holistic and collaborative approach that considers communication needs in the home, at work, or in the community. I believe it is essential to provide ethical and excellent therapy services to all my patients and their families and ensure they are treated with the upmost integrity, respect, and compassion. I feel this is my responsibility as a Speech Language Pathologist.”
InSPIRe Rehab would like to wish the entire speech therapy team a happy better hearing and speech month!
HOLDREGE, Neb. – InSPIRe Rehabilitation was honored Friday, January 11, with a Patriotic Employer Award. Andrew Weides, PT and Co-owner of InSPIRe Rehab was presented the award by Mr. Garth Scism, a Nebraska Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) committee volunteer. The local therapy team was nominated for being highly supportive of Mattie Schake who is a physical therapist assistant and serves in the Air Force National Guard.
Ms. Schake nominated her team for her ability to take off work for military assignments including training and activity duty. She is currently deployed through July 2019.
“The Patriot Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them have answered their nation’s call to serve,” said Mr. Scism in his presentation. “Supportive supervisors are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units, and it’s a pleasure for me to recognize InSPIRe Rehabilitation and the entire staff who work side by side with Mattie.”
He added, “Please continue to support Mattie while she’s deployed. A great way is through letters and care packages.”
Mr. Weides signed an ESGR Statement of Support publicly acknowledging their support for all Guard and Reserve service members.
Mr. Weides stated, “Our team is very proud of Mattie and her dedication to our country.” He added, “We are honored to receive this award and look forward to having her back following her return from deployment.”
ESGR, a Department of Defense program, seeks to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States.
InSPIRe Rehab serves Phelps Memorial Health Center, Holdrege Memorial Homes, Christian Homes, Bertrand NH, local schools and home health in the area.