Telina Caudill is a speech-language pathologist in the Assistive Technology Program at the James A Haley Veterans’ Hospital Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center in Tampa, FL. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and her Master’s degree from the University of South Florida. Her love of the VA began during a summer externship at James A Haley while in the USF graduate program. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings as a practicing SLP for over 14 years and has a passion for serving our Veterans and Active Duty Service Members at James A Haley for the past 12 years. She worked in the acute inpatient brain injury program for three years before transitioning into assistive technology where she assisted with the development of the Tampa AT program. She received and has maintained her RESNA ATP certification since 2011. She was directly involved with the program’s initial CARF accreditation and two re-accreditations since then. She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of cognitive and communication disorders as well as the implementation of assistive technology for persons with TBI, motor neuron disease, spinal cord injury, head and neck cancer and other neurogenic disorders. She has presented nationally for VA Rehabilitation Assistive Technology and Polytrauma, ASHA national conference, ASHA Health and Business Institute, AVASLP and the Assistive Technology Industry Association. She has also guest lectured at the University of South Florida Graduate Speech-Language Pathology program. She was presented with the 2017 Rick L. Bollinger Clinician of the Year award by the Association of Veterans Affairs Speech Language Pathologists. Her hobbies include traveling, foodie-ism, kayaking, standup paddleboarding, Pure Barre and Yoga.
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