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Diane Bahr's Accomplishments

 
 

Certified Speech-Language Pathologist
Certified Infant Massage Instructor
Feeding Therapist
Published Author
International Speaker
Business Owner

Mom and Grandmother

 
 

SPECIAL TRAINING

 

Feeding & Oral Sensory-Motor Treatment - Suzanne Evans Morris, PhD

Oral Sensory-Motor Facilitation - Debra Beckman, Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson, Lori Overland

PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) - Donna Gaines, Barbara Goldfarb

Swallowing - Jeri Logemann, PhD

Infant Massage Instructor Certification - International Association of Infant Massage

500-Hour Training Program in Massage - The Baltimore School of Massage

Feldenkrais Movement Training - Frank Wildman, PhD

Myofascial Release - John F. Barnes, PT

Cranio-Sacral Treatment - Upledger Institute

Sensory Processing - Jeannetta D. Burpee, OTR/L

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

ASHA Award for Continuing Education

Apr. 1997: Maryland Speech-Language-Hearing Association Service Award

Dec. 1991: Citation of Excellence in Education in the area of associational learning from the Robert W. Haynes Foundation

 

CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE

 

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology

State of Nevada Board of Examiners, License in Speech-Language Pathology

International Association of Infant Massage, Certified Member

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS/AFFILIATIONS

 

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

The Special Interest Group on Dysphagia/Swallowing Disorders (ASHA)

The International Association of Infant Massage Instructors (IAIM)

The Oral Motor Institute (OMI): Co-Chair (2007-2013)

International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM)

 

Work Experience

 
 

BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

 

July 2001 - Present: National and International Lecturer. Private Practitioner assessing and treating clients of a variety of ages and disabilities who exhibit difficulties with eating, drinking, or speaking.

 
 

UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE

 

August 1995 - June 2001: Clinical Specialist/Administrator - Loyola University Maryland. Supervised graduate students. Administered oral sensory-motor clinical program (i.e., assessment and treatment of feeding, motor speech, and mouth dysfunction). Taught courses on oral sensory-motor disorders, augmentative communication, neurology, and adult communication disorders.

 
 

July 1993 - August 1995: Adjunct Faculty Member in Speech-Language Pathology and Education Departments - Loyola University Maryland. Taught courses on language development, oral sensory-motor disorders (i.e., feeding, motor speech, and mouth dysfunction), augmentative communication, neurology, and adult communication disorders.

 
 

SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND EXPERIENCE

 

Dec. 1993 - Nov. 1994: Speech-Language Outreach Consultant -The Maryland School for the Blind; Baltimore, Maryland. Provided statewide consultation to local education agencies in the state of Maryland serving individuals with visual impairment and multiple disabilities ages birth to 21 years.

 
 

Aug. 1989 - Feb. 1992: Supervisor of Speech-Language Pathology -The Maryland School for the Blind; Baltimore, Maryland. Supervised a department of five speech-language pathologists and provided clinical services for individuals with multiple disabilities ages birth to 21 years.

 
 

Aug. 1983 - June 1989: Speech-Language Pathologist -The Maryland School for the Blind; Baltimore, Maryland. Provided clinical services to individuals with neurological impairments ages birth to 21 years.

 
 

HOSPITAL EXPERIENCE

 

Feb. 1992 - Nov. 1993: Acting Senior Speech-Language Pathologist -The Maryland General  Bryn Mawr Rehab Center; Baltimore, Maryland. Assessed and treated adults with traumatic brain injury, stroke, and other neurological impairments. Performed administrative duties as assigned.

 
 

PUBLIC SCHOOL EXPERIENCE

 

Nov. 1994 - June 1995: Part-time Speech-Language Pathologist - Baltimore County Public Schools; Baltimore, Maryland. Evaluated and treated elementary age children who exhibited a variety of communication and learning disorders.

 
 

Sept. 1980 - June 1983: Speech-Language Pathologist - Cecil County Public Schools; Cecil County, Maryland. Evaluated and treated individuals with a variety of communication disorders ages 2 to 18 years.