Student Information

Student Name

Mital Patel




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Passaic County Elks Cerebral Palsy Treatment Center

Mentor(s):Ms. Laurie Preefer

Topic of Internship

Speech Pathology, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy

Background Information

The Passaic County Elks Cerebral Palsy Treatment Center is a private non-profit organization. This organization was established in 1947 and is operated by the Passaic County Elks Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees meet monthly to review programs, finances, personnel, and other issues related to preschool, school, high school and adult services for individuals with disabilities in Passaic and surrounding counties. The Passaic County Elks Cerebral Palsy Treatment Centerís mission is to provide the finest, state-of-the-art educational, therapeutic, medical, vocational and social programs and facilities for children and adults with multiple disabilities.

Summary of Internship

My mentor is Ms. Laurie Preefer, a speech therapist at the Passaic County Elks Cerebral Palsy Treatment Center. My role at the center is to observe my mentor on how she works with the many disabled children and helping them recover from their illnesses or disabilities. My mentor provides me the opportunity to observe not only the other speech therapist but also the physical and occupational therapists. As an intern, I am able to interact with the disabled children and indirectly work with them as well.

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