Rachel Pittmann, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Rachel Pittmann, MS CCC-SLP, CBIS, is an Assistant Professor and also Coordinator of the Aphasia Center in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at MGH Institute of Health Professions. She teaches two graduate level courses at the Institute relating to evaluation and treatment of adults with acquired and degenerative neurological injuries. Prior to this position, she served as faculty in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at The George Washington University. There she split her time teaching undergraduate and graduate classes as well as supervising graduate students in their in-house practicum experience. Rachel has worked as an outpatient speech-language pathologist focusing on the evaluation and treatment of adults with neurological communication disorders in multiple health care settings across the country.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Background: The Dr. Charles A. and Ann Sanders Impact Practice Center (IPC) at MGH Institute of Health Professions bringstogether students from across health professions to learn and practice in teams and to deliver essential free care to the community. TheIPC affords students interprofessional clinical practice experiences that engage clients with aphasia due to a stroke in healthmaintenance strategies. Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability in the US and more than 795,000 people in the US suffer astroke every year. Stroke survivors live with many co-morbidities and the stroke…
The IMPACT Practice Center (IPC), a pro bono clinic with five uniprofessional centers providing student clinical experiences, operates with a collaborative goal of integrating interprofessional education in an evolving collaborative practice environment. The IPC opened in the Fall of 2017 with each center moving its clinical activities to a new shared space and modified its organizational structure in 2019 adding a part-time IPC Director to the existing Directors of the five uniprofessional centers and Practice Manager. This structure created an interprofessional leadership model that…