Speech Therapist Spotlight: Rachel Manuel

Join us as we highlight our longest-tenured speech therapists:

Where is your hometown? Basile, LA

School/University you received your degree(s): UL Lafayette

Year you started working with Therapy Center: 2007

Areas you work/Main job responsibilities: Basile Care Center and Jeff Davis Living Center as a mentor and treating therapist

Certifications: DPNS, Estim

Why did you choose the field you work in? Helping individuals to communicate their wants and needs and share their feelings with loved ones is a privilege as is being able to help elderly individuals return to normal eating.

What is the most rewarding part of your job? Hearing an aphasic say a family members name for the first time after a stroke or eating their first bite of food after PEG placement.

Favorite part of working at Therapy Center? Teamwork!!!  From management to support staff everyone here is enrolled as part of the team.

Hobbies/other areas of interest: Reading, chauffeuring children to dance, baseball and other activities, and spending time with family and friend

Anything interesting about yourself that you want others to know: My husband, Sean, and I have 3 children, Ava, Cole, and Claire.

We are proud to have Rachel as part of the Therapy Center team! She has been an integral part of our success and a huge asset in insuring quality patient care.

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