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Brenna Gall

Sunnyvale, CA


B.A., Psychology, University of California, San Diego, June 2007

      Minor: Linguistics                                                                            

M.S., Communicative Disorders,San Francisco State Univ., May 2011

       Special Services Credential: Speech, Language, and Hearing                                                                                                               

Clinical Experience:

Graduate Student Intern, Palo Alto Veterans Hospital, Palo Alto, California (2/2011-6/2011)

  • Provide speech and language assessment and treatment in the acute care setting
  • Consult with other professionals regarding patient care
  • Provide swallow evaluations and dysphagia treatment for acute care patients

Graduate Student Clinician, San Francisco State University Advanced Diagnostic Clinic (1/2011-6/2011)

  • Evaluate and assess clients ages three to 85 years for speech and language disorders using formal and informal measures
  • Make recommendations for treatment

Graduate Student Clinician, San Francisco State Alaryngeal Speech Clinic  (8/2010-12/2010)

  •   Provide speech assessment and therapy for individuals with laryngectomies
  •   Plan and facilitate group therapy on a variety of topics including education, counseling and social interaction

Graduate Student Teacher, Cipriani Elementary School, Belmont, California (8/2010-12/2010)

  • Provided speech and language assessment and therapy for a full public school caseload with students ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade
  • Complied with state and federal special education law
  • Facilitated IEP meetings to determine special education eligibility
  • Implemented Lindamood-Bell Visualizing and Verbalizing, Talkies, Focus on Fluency, Kaufman Speech Praxis Treatment, HELP,  and PROMPT

Graduate Student Clinician, San Francisco State University Communicative Disorders Clinic  (1/2010-8/2010)

  • Completed formal and informal testing to create individualized goals for children with a broad range of speech and language difficulties
  • Designed activities to remediate communication difficulties related to reading, writing, vocabulary, syntax, morphology, pragmatics, and articulation
  • Educated and collaborated with parents to implement learning goals at home
  • Facilitated group therapy while implementing a variety of speech and language goals


Related Experiences:

Speech Pathology Volunteer, Lucille Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, Palo Alto, California (6/2010-10/2010)

  • Participated in assessment and intervention sessions to aid in implementation of speech and language goals
  • Observed individual therapy sessions in the inpatient and outpatient settings

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Research Assistant, San Francisco State University, California (7/2009-7/2010)

  • Worked with other professionals to implement various language interventions related to AAC
  • Gathered and coded data while interacting with children with severe communication difficulties

Speech Pathology Volunteer, Community Gatepath, Burlingame, California (7/2009-1/2010)

  • Assisted speech pathologists in individual therapy sessions by prepping the therapy room, acting as a communication partner, and stimulating language production

Language Research Assistant, Language Production Laboratory, University of California, San Diego (1/2006-6/2006)

  • Ran college-aged subjects on experimental language production tasks to collect data
  • Coded and sorted language production data
  • Collaborated with other professionals to identify changes needed in experiments based on the listener's state of mind

Autism Research Assistant, Autism Research Lab, University of California, San Diego (9/2006-12/2006)

  • Assist in the Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) and Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) trainings for children with autism
  • Chose stimuli for subjects and videotaped therapy sessions while coding laboratory research data


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