Transforming from Student to Clinician: The Fieldwork Experience

Transforming from Student to Clinician: The Fieldwork Experience

This educational panel discussion is great for therapists, therapy assistants or students beginning their fieldwork experience. You’ll learn what is expected prior to fieldwork, what the requirements are and what the life of a clinical supervisor or therapy student will be like while transitioning from student to clinician.

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Transforming from Student to Clinician: The Fieldwork Experience

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Shannon Liem, MS, CCC-SLP, graduated from Florida State University with a master’s degree in Communications Disorders. She is a licensed speech‐language pathologist in the state of Florida and has been in practice for more than 26 years. She has experience in acute care, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient and home health. Shannon has been employed by Aegis Therapies for the last 28 years and currently serves as a National Clinical Director for Home Health providing support for clinical programming, compliance and regulatory updates within the home health environment.  She is COS‐C certified since 2015.

John Word, PTA, graduated from the Community College of the Air Force with an AAS in Physical Therapy and became a licensed PTA in 1996. He served in the Air Force from 1987‐1997 as a physical therapy specialist/technician. He helped rewrite the Air Force Physical Therapy course, which received eight years of accreditation. He served as a master instructor and instructor supervisor of the physical therapy courses in the USAF for over six years. He has worked in home health, inpatient rehab, long-term care, outpatient and school settings. For the last 15 years, he has worked for Aegis Therapies at Texhoma Christian Care Center, working with acute rehab patients, outpatients and long‐term care patients, including persons with Alzheimer’s. He has served as a clinical instructor for over a decade during his time at Texhoma Christian Care Center.

Becky Olson, OTR/L, CPS, CLT, is a clinical specialist for Aegis Therapies. She is a 1992 graduate of UND in Grand Forks, ND. Although she has experience in various settings such as schools, psychiatric clinics, hospitals, outpatient clinics and SNFs, her passions have focused on providing therapy in the long‐term care setting. She has been a director of rehab in both MN and WI, starting with Aegis in 1996. She is currently a Master Clinician in Seating & Positioning and Continence Management. In addition, she is a trainer for the mental health program, dementia program and falls management for the cognitively impaired. She is currently providing clinical support for multiple states.

Brinn Cronin, MS OTR/L, joined the Aegis Therapies rehabilitative team at Panorama City in 2011. She obtained her master’s degree in occupational therapy at Western Michigan University in 2010 and works in long-term care, subacute care, home health and outpatient settings.

Amber Brockl, M.S.CCC‐SLP, graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science from Washington State University in 2000 and obtained her master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Arizona State University in 2002. She started working for Aegis as a new graduate and now transitioned into a director of rehab role. She has 21 years of experience working with the geriatric population and is certified in Vital Stim and LSVT LOUD. Her special interests are dysphagia and working with the management of Parkinson’s disease.


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