With the power of communication, we will connect to life together!

Ummuhan Erkoc

Güzelbahçe Sok. No:33 D.7


Northeastern University Boston, MA, USA

Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology August 2009

Istanbul University, School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Istanbul, Turkey Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation September 2005


  • Certificate of Clinical Competence- CCC (Board Certification- ASHA)- attained December 2010

  • New York State License/ Certificate in Speech and Language Pathology – attained October 2010

  • National Examination of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (Praxis) – passed September 2009



IRE Speech Therapy Center. Istanbul (Nisantasi), Turkey Speech Pathologist and Director May 2011- Cont.

  • Speech Pathologist and Director of The IRE Speech Language Therapy Center, a privately owned clinic started in 2011, works with children, with their families and with adolescents & adults in Istanbul, Turkey. 

  • After having Theoretical and Practical & Professional experiences in America, came back to her home country, and founded IRE-  (Rehabilitation Institute of Istanbul) to be able to provide rehabilitation services in Turkey following American Standards (rehab team including child psychologist, special education teacher, physical therapist and speech language pathologist)

  • Provided services in four languages; English,Turkish, Arabic and German in Turkey and treated more than 1000 patients from all over the World (e.g., Turkey, Europe, America, Africa, Saudi Arabia etc.)

Bilinguals INC. New York (Manhattan), NY, USA

Speech and Language Pathologist (CFY) December 21, 2009- September 29, 2010

  • Evaluated, diagnosed and treated children, ages from 0- 3.5, with swallowing and/or variety of communication disorders including apraxia, dysarthria, language delays/ disorders secondary to autism, ADHD, Rett syndrome, bilingualism etc.

  • Trained and supported family members and other caregivers

  • Developed and established effective augmentative and alternative communication techniques and strategies

  • Consulted with educators as members of interdisciplinary teams


Salter Health Care (Aberjona & Woburn Nursing Centers) Winchester, MA, USA

Graduate Student Clinician May- July 2009

  • Worked as part of a multi-disciplinary team to rehabilitate patients with swallowing, cognitive, speech/ language, and hearing disorders secondary to aphasia, dementia, parkinson’s diease (voice- LSVT and dysarthria), apraxia, CVA and cancer related dysphagias

  • Formulated treatment plans and provided theurapeutic interventions

  • Completed chart reviews, administered diagnostic tests (e.g., BDAE, ABCD, Frenchay Dysarthria Assessment, MOCA, CLQT, WAB) and interpreted diagnostic test results

Daniel Butler Elementary School (LABBB Collaborative) Belmont, MA, USA

Graduate Student Clinician February- May 2009

  • Provided services to children, ages 4- 9, with speech, language, pragmatic, and behavioral problems secondary to developmental delay, left frontal lobe dysplasia, PDD, anxiety disorder, as well as Asperger’s, Kabuki, and Down Syndromes

  • Provided diagnostic evaluations, developed IEP goals, attended IEP meetings, and instituted lesson plans

  • Collaborated with classroom teachers and the physical and occupational therapists to implement goals

Blackstone Elementary School South End- Roxbury, MA, USA

Graduate Student Clinician October- December 2009

  • Provided services to children with speech and language disorders (including those who are non-veberbal), ages 3- 6, in the following areas: articulation, language, oral- motor, pragmatics, and alternative and augmentative communication.

  • Provided diagnostic evaluations, administered diagnostic tests (e.g., CELF, PLS, , PPVT, RPWPVT, EOWPVT, GFTA), formulated daily lesson plans and implemented IEPs goals

Camp Kaleidoscope (Residential camp for children with Autism and their families) Vermont, MA, USA

Graduate Student Clinician June 20- 23, 2009

  • Assissted in implementing a four day autism treatment program (Provided 33 treatment hours)

  • Collaborated with proffessionals to implement client goals

  • Supervised and ensured the safety of two children with autism spectrum disorders at the ages of 8 and 5

  • Consulted and educated parents on home practice strategies

Lucy Stone Elementary School Dorchester, MA, USA

Graduate Student Clinician June, 2008

  • Managed a caseload of 9 children ,ages of 8-11, who presented with speech and language disorders

  • Formulated daily lesson plans and collaborated with classroom teachers to implement goals

Northeastern University Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic Boston, MA , USA

Graduate Student Clinician January- April, 2008

  • Provided a diagnostic evaluation for an adult patient who presented with Wernicke’s aphasia

  • Led the aphasia treatment group in collaboration with a peer

  • Diagnostically evaluated a 9 year old child with an expressive-receptive language delay

  • Treated a 6 year old child targeting articulation, expressive and receptive language difficulties

  • Screened first year SLP graduate students’ speech and hearing


  • Introduction to Prompt:Technique, The Prompt Institute, Inc., New Jersey, USA

  • Children Who Struggle to Speak: The Kaufman Speech To Language Protocol, Nancy Kaufman, Northern Speech Services Inc., West Nyack, NY, USA

  • Combat Feeding: Managing Difficult Feeding and Swallowing Challenges with the Early Intervention Population, Adam Kolesar, MS, CCC-SLP, BRS-S,CLC,Therapeutic Resources, New York, USA

  • Behavior Strategies for Students on the Spectrum (e.g., Basic strategies from Floortime, ABA, Carbon Verbal

Behavior): A therapist’s Survival Guide to Successful Treatment, Therapeutic Resources, New York, USA

  • Current Functional Strategies for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) , Rising Stars of Rockland Inc, New Jersey, USA

  • Pediatric Neuromotor Disorders and SLP Treatment Approach, Bilinguals Inc., New York, USA

  • Developmental Milestones and Clinical Perspectives, Bilinguals Inc., New York, USA

  • Speech and Language Evaluation in Early Intervention, Bilinguals Inc., New York, USA


Northeastern University, Department of Speech- Language Pathology and Audiology Boston, MA , USA

Research Assistant & Editorial Assistant of EBCAI September 2006- July 2008

(EBCAI is an international journal under the joint editorship of Dr. Ralf W. Schlosser and Jeff Sigafoos)

  • Assisted Dr. Ralf Schlosser with all research related activities including reviewing and critiquing the published articles in the area of speech and language pathology

  • Assisted Karen O’Brien (administrative coordinator) with department related activities including computer based info- data collection

Bursa Special Education and Rehabilitation Center Bursa, Turkey Physical Therapist March, 2006 – August, 2006

  • Worked as a physical therapist with pediatric patients who presented with developmental delays, CP, Down Syndrome, TBI, hemiplegia secondary to CVA, Spina Bifida, Rett’s Disorder, Williams Syndrome, etc.


Northeastern University Boston, MA, USA

Department of Speech- Language Pathology and Audiology March 11, 2009

  • Presentation to the faculty and to all first and second year graduate students – “A Case of Down Syndrome”

Istanbul University School of Physical Therapy Istanbul, Turkey

Neurology Department March 21, 2005

  • Task Oriented Model as a Neurological Physical Therapy Method and It’s Applications” which is neither applied nor taught in Turkey

Istanbul University School of Physical Therapy Istanbul, Turkey

Annual Opening Ceromony October 4, 2004

  • A Comparison of Education and Working Conditions for Physical Therapists in Turkey and the U.S.”

OBSERVERSHIPS (Besides ASHA required observation hours)

McCarton School New York, NY, USA

November 9, 2010

  • Observed the therapies provided for autistic children by using an integrated one-to-one model of theraphy (ABA) combined with speech and language therapy, motor skills training and peer interaction(for 6 hrs).

Imagine Academy (Floortime School) Brooklyn, NY, USA

November 9-11, 2010

  • Observed the therapies provided for autistic children, ages 5-21, on a one-to-one basis utilizing a multidisciplinary approach Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), and DIR®/Floortime™.

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL, USA

September 2, 2004 – September 15, 2004

  • Received full tuition scholarship

  • Observed in the following departments ; (both inpatient/ outpatient) Speech Language Pathology (SLP) 12 hours, Occupational Therapy (OT) 4 hours, Physical Therapy (PT) 31 hours

Rush University Medical Center Chicago, IL, USA

August 30, 2004- September 3, 2004

  • Completed observation in the following departments; SLP 12 hours; PT inpatient/outpatient 10 hours

University of Illinois Medical Center Chicago, IL, USA

August 2, 2004-August 27, 2004

  • Observed in the following areas; (both inpatient/ outpatient) SLP 30 hours, Audiology 12 hours, OT 13 hours, PT 57 hours, joined case studies 9 hours

  • Trained in a neurological physical therapy method known as Task Oriented Model