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Curriculum Vitae

Kiiya Shibata

ASHA # 14104805 | CA State License # SP24363

 

Education

2021-In Progress    Vanderbilt University 

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences 

Advisor: Dr. Michael de Riesthal 

 

2013-2015              San Francisco State University

Master of Science in Communicative Disorders 

Advisor: Dr. Betty Yu | Thesis Title: “Navigating bicultural and bilingual identity issues in accent modification:  Perspectives from Japanese-accented English speakers” 

 

2011-2013              San Francisco State University 

Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders  

Awards and Accolades

Student Scholar Award        Shibata, K., Simpson, N., Reeder, J., & de Riesthal, M.; Sociocultural factors associated with diagnosis of primary progressive aphasia. Eleanor M. Saffran Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience & Rehabilitation of Communication Disorders.

2022 ANCDS Fellow           Awarded by the Academy of Neurogenic Communication Disorders and Sciences

Clinical Experience Highlights

2021-Present           VUMC  Frontotemporal Dementia Clinic – Speech Pathologist 

∙ Provide speech, language, and swallow screenings within Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Cognitive Behavioral Neurology clinic for patients with confirmed or suspected frontotemporal dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases

∙ Serve as a member of the multidisciplinary ALLFTD research team and provide speech and language evaluations for those participating in the longitudinal study 

 

2018-2021              UCLA Health – Speech Pathologist 

∙ Established program for patients referred from the UCLA Frontotemporal Dementia Clinic including: referral workflow, general treatment structure, quarterly rounds with director of UCLA FTD Clinic, interdisciplinary collaboration and community network of medical and ancillary service providers 

∙ Established Neuromuscular Facial Retraining program and initiated collaboration with primary MD in Head and Neck Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery department to treat patients with facial palsy, synkinesis, and/or facial reanimation surgery 

∙ Served as the sole clinician to provide therapy for patients in the UCLA Speech and Swallow Preservation Program, who were undergoing chemo-radiation during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic 

∙ Organize bimonthly aphasia group therapy and PPA group therapy at UCLA Speech Pathology Clinic facilitated by California State University Northridge Professors and students 

∙ Provide mentorship and hands-on experience to clinicians, graduate and undergraduate students of speech-language pathology in the area neurogenic communicative disorders and neuromuscular facial retraining, as well and voice and swallowing disorders 

∙ Consult neurobehavioral fellows and PhD candidates on research grant proposals related to the treatment of primary progressive aphasia 

∙ Provide voice, swallowing (instrumental and clinical), and communication assessment and therapy in the inpatient and outpatient settings to individuals with complex medical conditions including head and neck cancer, organ transplant, neurological movement disorders, functional disorders, neurodegenerative diseases 

∙ Collaborate with head and neck surgeons on voice treatments for transgender and gender-diverse patients 

 

2020-2021              California Rehabilitation Institute – Per Diem Speech Pathologist 

∙ Perform all usual functions of inpatient acute rehabilitation speech pathologist 

∙ Collaborate with Director of Speech Pathology on complex dysphagia, trach and vent, and voice patients 

 

2017-2018              Scripps Mercy Hillcrest – Speech Pathologist 

∙ Assessed, diagnosed, and treated using evidence-based practice in acute care, intensive care, trauma and acute psychiatric care units in level 1 trauma hospital 

∙ Developed and implemented therapy plans for patients and their families 

∙ Performed modified barium swallow studies (MBSS), clinical swallow evaluations, and analyze fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallow studies (FEES) 

 

2016-2017              San Mateo Medical Center – Speech Pathologist

∙ Assess, diagnose, and treat using evidence-based practice in acute care, intensive care, psychiatric care, and outpatient settings 

∙ Communicated patient safety goals to professionals, patients, family, and caregivers through education initiatives on a yearly basis  

∙ Presented dysphagia in-service on a quarterly basis to RN teams  

∙ Planned and organized continuing education sessions hosted at SMMC 

∙ Established FEES program at SMMC with lead SLP which entailed establishing the policy and procedure, ensuring all practices are within infection control guidelines, setting up FEES training for staff, and educating other disciplines about FEES 

 

2015-2016              Services for Brain Injury- Cognitive Rehabilitation Program Manager & Lead Speech Pathologist 

∙ Planned and conducted speech and language therapy sessions using evidence-based practice for individuals with traumatic and acquired brain injury, autism, and other neurological differences 

∙ Program development of Cognitive Rehabilitation Program 

∙ Served as case management for all clients

 ∙ Supervised Cognitive Rehabilitation Program instructors, volunteers, and clients; Consulted as needed with instructors in cognitive rehabilitation programs, independent living skills programs, and work-readiness programs 

∙ Facilitated support group of 25+ members of survivors of brain injury and their caregivers 

∙ Presented in-services on compassionate care and identity shift after neurological injury 

Teaching Experience

2022            Treatment of Primary Progressive Aphasia and Primary Progressive Apraxia of Speech 

Guest lecture, Vanderbilt University Hearing and Speech Sciences Department Graduate Studies

 

2022            Treatment of Sentence Production Deficits in Aphasia 

Guest lecture, Vanderbilt University Hearing and Speech Sciences Department Graduate Studies

 

2022            Assessment of Primary Progressive Aphasia and Primary Progressive Apraxia of Speech

Guest lecture, Vanderbilt University Hearing and Speech Sciences Department Graduate Studies

 

2021            Primary Progressive Aphasia and Apraxia of Speech: An Overview of Assessment and Management

Guest lecture, Northern Iowa University Communicative Disorders Department Graduate Studies

 

2020            An Overview of Medical Speech-Language Pathology

Guest lecture, UCLA undergraduate Linguistics Department 

 

2015-2016              Voice and Voice Disorders 

Adjunct Lecturer, San Francisco State University Communicative Disorders Department Undergraduate Studies 

Research Experience 

2021- Present                        Neurogenic Communication Disorders Lab

Poster Session                      Shibata, K., Simpson, N., Reeder, J., & de Riesthal, M.; Demographics, referral patterns, and time to diagnosis in primary progressive aphasia. American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention 2022.
 

Platform Talk                         Millager, R.A., Feldman, J., Shibata, K., Martinez-Torres, K., Bryan, K., Pruett, D., Mitchell, J., Williams, Z., Markfeld, J., Merritt, B., Daniels, D., Jones, R., & Woynaroski, T. (in preparation). REPRESENT CSD: REsearch Participants’ Race, Ethnicity, and Sex/gender Equity & iNclusivity Throughout Communication Sciences & Disorders. American Speech Language Hearing Association Convention 2022.

 

Poster Session                   Shibata, K., & Yu, B. (2015). Navigating bilingual identity issues in accent modification: Perspectives from Japanese-accented English speakers. SFSU Master’s Thesis Symposium.

Ongoing Clinical Education

2019-2021     Literature reviews and case studies 

UCLA Health, Head and Neck Surgery and Speech Pathology, Voice Rounds 

 

2019-2021     Literature reviews and case studies 

UCLA Health, Head and Neck Surgery and Speech Pathology, Dysphagia Rounds 

                        

Presentations

2021            Primary Progressive Aphasia and Apraxia of Speech: An Introduction to Assessment and Management 

Annual Conference, Tennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists (TAASLP) 

 

2020            Neuromuscular Facial Retraining by the Speech Pathologist 

UCLA Speech Pathology & Re:Active Physical Therapy, Neurocommunication Rounds 

 

2020            Apraxia of Speech in Neurodegenerative Disease: Toward a Whole-System Speech and Language Framework 

UCLA Medical School, Neurobehavior Seminar 

 

2020            Assessment and Treatment of Primary Progressive Apraxia of Speech: The Speech-Language Pathology Perspective 

UCLA Medical School, Neurobehavior Seminar 

 

2020            Considerations for the Patient with a Complex Neurogenic Communicative Disorder

UCLA Health, Physical and Occupational Therapy Department

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