Debbie Clark, speech and language pathologist

In June 2017, Debbie Clark, a speech and language pathologist at Life Care Center of Jefferson City, Tennessee, won a First Award for Continuing Education.


Clark received the award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. To earn this honor, she had to complete seven ASHA continuing education units (70 hours) in a 36-month period. The courses were made available to all Life Care Centers of America speech therapists.


“Mrs. Clark joins a select group of individuals who have made a concerted, personal effort to continue professional learning beyond an academic degree,” said a letter from ASHA.


Clark has been an SLP for 26 years.


“I have learned more about dysphagia, not only assessment and treatment techniques but also billing and recent coding changes and even ethical issues,” said Clark. “All of it was helpful, but the treatment techniques to add to my toolkit are always a plus. I like to keep up with new ideas to offer the best possible treatment to our residents.”