Josie Blake, MS

North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities
Minot State University
500 University Avenue West
Minot, ND 58707
 
Phone: 701-858-3453
Email: josie.blake@minotstateu.edu
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Last Updated: October 02, 2018

Josie Blake
 

Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Minot Infant Development Program, Right Track
 
Discipline(s): Speech-Language Pathology
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
 
Education: MS, Speech-Language Pathology, MSU 2018
BS, Communication Disorders, MSU 2016

Vita/Bio

QUALIFICATIONS
• Clear and effective communicator
• Easy-going and approachable
• Creativity in planning activities and themes
• Attention to detail, determination to complete tasks
• Ability to understand and interpret guidelines and instructions
• General knowledge of disabilities
• Certified in First Aid, CPR Level C, & AED use


EDUCATION
Minot State University - Minot, ND
- Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology May 2018
- Bachelor of Science - Communication Disorders May 2016


CLINICAL EXPERIENCES
John Hoeven Elementary School - Minot, ND
School Aged Children Spring 2018
• Developed and completed assessment tasks
• Completed and lead IEPs
• Adjusted clinical techniques and approaches based on progress
• Completed individualized progress reports to document growth
• Communicated effectively with co-workers
Trinity Homes - Minot, ND
Cognition (group therapy) Fall 2017
• Developed informal initial assessment tasks
• Collaborated with student clinicians to develop group lesson plans
• Communicated progress to a group and individual clients
• Researched latest intervention strategies to treat communication needs for those with dementia
• Formulated functional activities to assist clients when compensating for degenerative diseases
Minot State University Communication Disorders Clinic - Minot, ND
Voice Disorders (two clients; age 22 and 64) Fall 2017
• Analyzed client files to develop short- and long-term goals
• Completed initial voice assessment tasks
• Communicated goals and progress with client
• Adjusted clinic techniques and approaches based on progress
• Formulated and completed mid-semester and final reports
Speech Sound Disorder (two clients; age 4) Spring 2016 & Summer 2017
• Analyzed client files and determined deficits
• Designed semester goals and daily lesson plans
• Formulated themed sessions
• Facilitated parent conferences
• Formulated final reports

CLINICAL EXPERIENCES (CONTINUED)
Articulation Camp Summer 2017
• Met clients and determined deficits on the spot
• Provided group, as well as individual therapy
• Planned sessions with a group of students
• Formulated and completed progress reports
Assessments/Screenings-Fluency/Infant Development/Speech Sounds/Language Assessments & Preschool Speech/Language Screenings Spring 2017
• Reviewed client's file to formulate assessment questions
• Utilized standardized assessments, informal observations, and screenings to determine level of functioning
• Formulated and completed assessment reports
• Collaborated with supervisor in deciding if therapy was warranted
Developmental Language Delay (one client; age 4) Fall 2016
• Assessed client's file and developed short and long-term goals
• Researched trends and issues of disorder for professional enhancement
• Formulated themed sessions
• Created picture communication board
• Communicated goals and progress with family

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCES
MIDP (Minot Infant Development Program) - Minot, ND
Early Interventionist/Speech Language Pathologist June 2018 - Present
ASTEP (Advancing Students Towards Education and Employment Program) - Minot, ND
Peer Mentor August 2014 - October 2016
Natural Wonders Early Learning Center - Swift Current, SK
Toddler and Preschool Teacher Summers 2015 & 2016
Gravelbourg Play ‘N Learn Daycare - Gravelbourg, SK
Preschool Teacher Summers 2013 & 2014

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
American Speech-Hearing Association: Member 2016 - Present
MSU NSSLHA Spring Conference - Minot, ND 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017
North Dakota State Conference - Minot, ND 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017
Early Childhood Education: Level 2 Certificate Summer 2015
National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) 2014 - 2016
Minot State University Chapter - Member

HONORS/AWARDS
Undergraduate Honors - Cum Laude May 2016
President's Honor Roll Spring 2013 & Spring 2016
Jerome Wrahlstad Scholarship Fall 2014 & Spring 2015 Dean's Honor Roll Fall 2013 & Spring 2014
Distinctive & Engaged Scholarship Fall 2012 & Spring 2013
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
NSSLHA 2014 - 2016
• Volunteered at hockey games, babysitting, block party, and children's parties
Minot State University Recruitment 2013 - 2014
• Assisted with career fair recruitment