SLP welcomes the following new staff members:
Awards and Promotions
Elaine Ledwon-Robinson and co-author Dr. Marie VanTubbergen, presented Evolution of a Pediatric NeuroRehabilitation Program: Drivers of Change in 28 years of Clinical Practice at the International Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury Conference in Rome, Italy, September 20-23.
Teresa Lyden, Anna Hardenbergh and Margaret Tiner participated in the Department of Otolaryngology’s Head and Neck Surgery Conference: Caring for the Modern Laryngectomee: Surgical Considerations and Collaboration on October 27, 2017
Phil Menard was an invited speaker at the October meeting of the Michigan Occupational Therapy Association’s annual conference, Mackinac Island, Michigan. The presentation included discussion of the STEPS’ autism treatment program and a review of treatment approaches in autism.
Mr. Menard also presented at the Autism Safety Conference held at Wayne County Community College on May 20th.
Margaret Tiner organized a national Multidisciplinary Dysphagia Conference , hosted at Michigan Medicine on May 12 and 13, 2017. Keynote speakers included faculty from the Departments of Otolaryngology and Radiology as well as Speech-Language Pathologists Margaret Tiner and Sarah Russell. There were 60 participants attending this advanced dysphagia course.
Elaine Ledwon-Robinson was invited to speak on the topic of leadership to graduate students at Eastern Michigan University. Dana Hanifan, Christine Rothermel, Margaret Tiner and Natalie Wombacher were invited speakers at Eastern Michigan University’s fall NSSHLA conference.
Rebecca Ankeney, Phil Menard and Angelica Taylor initiated a new program for teenagers with autism. This program provides teens an opportunity to engage with police officers form the Ann Arbor Police Department and to role-play various real-life scenarios in communicating effectively with members of law enforcement.
Angelica Taylor and Celina Cerf have organized the second round of tennis clinics for children with autism.
Phil Menard has joined members of Dance Marathon University of Michigan (DMUM) to initiate a new program: Common Lives Community. This program will provide information to families of children on the autism spectrum, with information about resources, advocacy skills as well as opportunities to make connections with other parents.
Speech-Language Pathology welcomes the following new staff:
Andrea Hanton M.M., M.S. CCC, joins the University Hospital Otolaryngology section of Speech-Language Pathology. Andrea completed her clinical fellowship at Louisiana State University ENT/Clinic and trauma center. Prior to completing her M.S. in SLP, Ms. Hanton maintained a voice and flute private practice.
Angelica Taylor M.A. CCC, Briarwood Pediatric Rehabilitation Center, received her master’s degree from Michigan State University and completed her clinical fellowship at an outpatient pediatric therapy center.
Margaret Tiner M.S. CCC, coordinated and presented an invited course at the 2016 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s national conference: Leading the Way: Treating Acquired Structural Disorders: Speech, Resonance and Swallowing. Ms. Tiner, together, with Dr. Robbie Kupfer, Department of Otolaryngology, have organized a Multidisciplinary Dysphagia Conference for May 12 and 13th (see brochure below).
Lynn Driver M.S. CCC, is co-author on an abstract submitted to the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology: Change in Swallow Function after Surgical Treatment of Laryngomalacia (Wertz, Ha, Driver and Zopf)
Sarah Russell M.A. CCC, has organized several area-wide Dysphagia Rounds: SLPs from all healthcare settings are welcome. The most recent seminar on March 14, 2017, focused on Lower Motor Neuron swallowing disorders. Ms. Russell is co-author on “Oral Care Intervention in the Critically-Ill Hospitalized Patient”, accepted for poster presentation at the Dental School’s Research Seminar.
Congratulations to Phil Menard M.A. CCC, Jeannie Kunz OTR and the entire STEPS’ team of Celina Cerf M.A. CCC, Nathaniel Friedman M.A. CCC, Lindsay Reilly M.A. CCC, finalists for the HOPE award. The STEPS’ autism treatment program doubled in size with its expansion to Briarwood Pediatric Rehabilitation Center in January, 2017. STEPS has been the recipient of several funding awards.
- Welcome to Ashley Robinson MS CCC, ATP (Assistive Technology Professional) who has joined the SLP staff as of August 1, 2016. She received her M.S. degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and her undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University. Ms. Robinson was employed previously by the Chapel Hill School system, where she served as the Assistive Technology Professional serving grades kindergarten through 12th grade. She will be the lead Augmentative/Alternative Communication SLP at the Pediatric Rehabilitation Center.
- The following SLPs presented seminars at the Michigan Speech Language and Hearing Association's April, 2016 state conference: Philip Menard (Autism Treatment); Maria McElmeel, Laura Sayers, Megan Schmuckel and Erica Wisnosky (Pediatric Dysphagia); Natalie Wombacher (Genetics and Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Therapy Techniques); Marc Haxer, Teresa Lyden and Anna Hardenbergh (TE Voice Prosthesis and Ms. Lyden with Dr. Matt Spector, Department of Otolaryngology: In-Clinic Procedure: Secondary TEP with Voice Prosthesis Placement.
- Dana Hanifan is participating on an MICHR grant (principal investigator Dr. Carlozzi, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation): Acoustic Analysis as a Biomarker for Huntington Disease.
- Karen Kluin presented on Speech and Swallowing Evaluation and intervention at the Neuroacarthocytosis (NA) and Chorea-Acanthocytosis (chAc) Scientific Meeting. Ms. Kluin also presented on Speech and Swallowing in Parkinson's 'Disease at the April meeting of the Michigan Parkinson Foundation Symposium.
- Elaine Ledwon-Robinson's article: The Quest for Cognitive Treatment Coverage was published in the June, 2016 ASHA Leader. The article describes her work with MSHA colleagues to improve insurance coverage of cognitive therapy for individuals with acquired brain injury.
- Philip Menard presented on the STEPS' Autism treatment program on July 26, 2016 at the Department of Pediatric's Grand Rounds. The presentation included a summary of current evidence-based treatment approaches and preliminary outcome data from the STEPS' intensive treatment program.
- Marci Rosenberg has been invited to be the lead speaker at the fall Voice Pre-Conference, scheduled in Scottsdale, Arizona, October, 2016.
- Sara Russell, received a pin and letter of commendation from the Associate Dean of Student Services, Medical School, in recognition of her work as an exemplar in cultivating and upholding a positive learning environment for medical students enrolled in the ICE teaching program. Ms. Russell has been invited to serve as Co-Investigator on a study initiated by faculty in the Department of Dentistry: Nurse Oral Care Education and Intervention in the Critically-Ill Hospitalized Patient". Ms. Russell continues to organize an area-wide Dysphagia Rounds; the spring meeting included a presentation on swallowing disorders in the head/neck cancer population by Teresa Lyden SLP and Dr. Matt Spector, Department of Otolaryngology.
- Margaret Tiner, in collaboration with Dr. Stephanie Munz and Dr. Braun, Department of Dentistry, and Dr. Ward and Dr. Helman, Department of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery, has received IRB approval to patriciate in a research study: Prosthesis-Guided Speech Rehabilitation of T1/T2 Cancers of the Tongue PGSRT: a Randomized Clinical Trial.
- Natalie Wombacher, lead SLP in the Craniofacial Anomalies' Program, Department of Plastic Surgery, will be teaching the Craniofacial Speech Course at Western Michigan University this fall. Ms. Wombacher presented the research paper: Surgical Airway Management in Robin Sequence: Outcomes in Speech at the April meeting of the American Cleft Palate Association.
- Members of Speech-Language Pathology extend our sincere appreciation to all members of Dance Marathon-UM, which continues to fund several innovative programs that work to improve the skills of children with communication challenges: Talk-Around-Town, the STEPS' Autism Treatment Program, a new Articulation Camp and the Augmentative/Alternative Communication Loan Closet.
Speech-Language Pathology welcomes the following new staff members:
- Elizabeth Ford Baldner MA CCC., a graduate of Northern Illinois University, completed her fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Voice and Swallow Clinics and American Family Children’s Hospital: Pediatric ENT Clinic. Her undergraduate degree is in professional voice. Ms. Ford Baldner joins the inpatient Otolaryngology SLP team and will also be providing assessment/treatment to children and adults with voice and swallowing disorders.
- Christine Rothermel MS CCC joins the SLP staff at the Pediatric Rehabilitation Center. Ms. Rothermel completed her M.S. degree at Purdue University and was the Lead Research Project Coordinator on an NIH grant at Northwestern University; the grant focused on communication disorders in children and adults with autism spectrum disorders and fragile X syndrome.
- Adrianna Spiteri MS CCC, completed her Master’s degree at Gallaudet University, with special coursework in tracheostomy and ventilator dependence at Johns Hopkins. She completed her clinical fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Head and Neck Institute. She is joining the University Hospital acute care and inpatient rehabilitation teams.
- Karen Kluin MS CCC, BC-ANCDS is a co-author on “Lateralizing Value of Ictal Oral Automatism Subtype in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (Beimer, Kluin and Mihaylova, authors). This paper has been accepted for a poster presentation at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, December 4-8, 2015, Philadelphia.
- Sarah Russell MA CCC, BC-S, has organized the 2nd area-wide Dysphagia Grand Rounds, scheduled for Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 at the Michigan League. Guest speaker Shaina Ohm, Registered Dietitian at UMHS, will discuss the dietitian’s role as part of the multidisciplinary care team. SLPs will present complex case studies for discussion.
- Karen Kluin MS CCC, BC-ANCDS participated in a multi-disciplinary short course at the annual American Speech Language Hearing Association meeting in Denver, November, 2015. The course: TED Talks (and Hears) Neuroanatomy: was selected as one of ASHA”s Trailblazer courses.
- Karen Kurcz MA CCC, together with Donn Hilker from PMR Rehabilitation Engineering, were invited speakers at the UM Flint Physical Therapy doctoral program. Their presentation focused on augmentative/alternative communication and assistive technology options for children and adults with disabilities.
- Elaine Ledwon-Robinson MS CCC, BC-ANCDS and Karen Kurcz MA CCC were invited to speak on SLP coding updates at the meeting of the State Association of Medical Coders.
- Philip Menard MA CCC presented "Success is a Spectrum” at the Autism Alliance conference in Traverse City. He provided an update on the STEPS’ Autism Treatment program, which initiated its 5th treatment session in September, 2015, at the Pediatric Rehabilitation Center.
- Margaret Tiner MA CCC presented ”Rehabilitation of Communication and Swallowing in Head and Neck Cancer” during a 4-hour pre-conference course titled ”Multidisciplinary Approach for Head and Neck Cancers” at the October meeting of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.
- Natalie Wombacher MA CCC initiated a successful request to have the state of Michigan designate September as Craniofacial Acceptance Month. To celebrate this milestone, she organized, with members of the Department of Plastic Surgery’s Craniofacial Team, a picnic for families and a special reception at Mott Hospital, showcasing photography completed by children with craniofacial differences.
In the News
- Lynn Driver MS CCC was the SLP team member featured in a story receiving international press regarding Dr. Glenn Green, Department of Otolaryngology’s construction of vocal folds for a child born without vocal folds.
Speech-Language Pathology welcomes the following new staff members:
- Celina Cerf M.A., Clinical Fellow. Ms. Cerf graduated from the University of Texas-Austin. She has specific clinical experience in pediatric and adult autism programs. She will be providing assessment and treatment at the Pediatric Rehabilitation Center.
- Linda Jones has joined the SLP staff at University Hospital; Ms. Jones is an Outpatient Office Associate at University Hospital
- Rebecca Ankeney M.A. CCC and Lindsay Reilly M.A. CCC, each of whom received a Silver Making a Difference Award. This award recognizes receiving 4 Making a Difference awards for exemplary patient care and customer service within the past year.
- Phil Menard MA CCC received a significant grant from the UMHS Patient Education Awards Committee/FRIENDS to fund family education materials for families of children with autism.
- Laura Sayers M.A. CCC was promoted to Senior SLP at Mott Hospital. Ms. Sayers is the primary SLP involved in Dr. Amy Drayton’s Behavioral Feeding Assessment/Treatment program. She is a primary SLP on the pediatric inpatient rehabilitation service and is highly involved in feeding/swallowing assessment, with specific training in fiberoptic endoscopic assessment.
- Margaret Tiner M.A. CCC received her 3rd continuing education award (ACE) from the American Speech Language Hearing Association.
- Natalie Wombacher M.A. CCC also received an ACE award this year.
- Karen Kluin M.S. CCC, BC-ANCDS, is a co-author on the Epilepsy poster: ” Lateralizing value of ictal oral automatism subtypes in temporal lobe epilepsy”. Ms. Kluin serves as a consultant to hospital departments in the area of Speech-Language Pathology participation in intra-operative language mapping and monitoring during awake brain surgery. Ms. Kluin is participating in a multi-disciplinary short course, selected as a Trailblazer course, at the November, 2015 meeting of the American Speech Language Hearing Association in Denver, Colorado: “TED Talks (and Hears) Neuroanatomy.
- Natalie Wombacher M.A. CCC presented a lecture on speech and communication issues related to cleft palate at the Michigan Cleft Palate Association. Ms. Wombacher recently received approval to participate as an AmeriCleft speech outcomes rater. She has submitted a request to the state of Michigan to designate September as Craniofacial Acceptance Month, which Governor Snyder signed. A celebration is scheduled to mark this occasion on September 16 at Mott Hospital: children with craniofacial differences will be unveiling a photography exhibit, highlighting their creative photography completed during a trip to the Arboretum.
- Sarah Russell M.A. CCC is organizing an area-wide Dysphagia Grand Rounds scheduled for September 22 from 6:30-8:30 at the Michigan League. Area SLPs are invited to attend. Guest speaker Dr. Thomas O’Neill will be speaking about Palliative Care.
Speech-Language Pathology welcomes the following new staff members:
Kristen Willey M.A. CCC has joined Speech-Language Pathology at the Pediatric Rehabilitation Center on Commonwealth Drive, with specialization in augmentative/alternative communication.
Rebecca Ankeney M.A. CCC has been promoted to Senior Speech-Language Pathologist. Ms. Ankeney is a specialist in the area of augmentative communication. She is the developer of Talk-Around-Town, a Dance Marathon-supported program that facilitates children’s use of communication devices in the community.
Philip Menard M.A. CCC has been promoted to Senior Speech-Language Pathologist. Mr. Menard is founder of STEPS: (Support, Teach, Engage, Promote and Succeed) an Autism Treatment program designed to facilitate improved communication skills, social competence and academic preparedness in children with autism.
Congratulations to Kathleen Brigham, SLP Patient Services Associate, who received a Silver Making a Difference Award. This award recognizes receiving 4 Making a Difference awards for exemplary patient care and customer service in the past year.
Lynn Driver M.S. CCC is lead author on a revised chapter: Language Development and Disorders of Communication and Oral Motor Function (Driver, Ayyangar and VanTubbergen in Alexander, M and Matthews, D eds., Pediatric Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice, fifth edition).
Karen Kurcz M.A. CCC presented on speech and swallowing issues at the May 9 Michigan ALS Research Consortium of Hospitals. She also presented a miniseminar at the annual meeting of the Michigan Speech Language and Hearing Association: Understanding Documentation in the Medical Setting.
Natalie Wombarcher M.A. CCC Departments of Plastic Surgery and Speech-Language Pathology, will be presenting: School-age Cleft Communication issues at the Michigan Cleft Palate Association meeting in May, 2015. Ms. Wombacher developed a program to host children who have been diagnosed with 22q on a special field day at the Battle Creek Zoo and is preparing for its second annual field day.
- Thank you: SLP extends sincere appreciation to GALENS and the Mott Family Network for their generous funding of an eye-gaze communication system. This system will be used in assessment, treatment and decision-making for children/adults who require alternative methods of communication.
Speech-Language Pathology welcomes the following new staff members:
- Rachel Lesperance, Insurance Coordinator
- Jessica McKeever MA CCC, who joins the MedRehab outpatient SLP staff.
- Congratulations to Ann Comstock MS CCC and Lynn Driver MS, CCC who have been promoted to Pediatric Clinical Supervisors. Ms. Driver is supervising the pediatric SLP staff at the Pediatric Rehabilitation Center on Commonwealth, in addition to supervising inpatient Mott SLP and Pediatric SLP at Northville Health Center. She also holds an appointment in Pediatric Otolaryngology and staffs the Pediatric Otolaryngology Aerodigestive Clinic as well as MDEC, a multidisciplinary autism evaluation clinic. Ms. Comstock supervises the pediatric SLPs at Milestones Pediatric Rehabilitation Center as well as the SLPs at MedRehab. She holds an appointment in the Pediatric NeuroRehabilitation program and is also SLP’s Graduate Intern Program Manager.
- Margaret Tiner MA CCC and Sarah Russell MS CCC, have been awarded board certification in swallowing disorders (BC-S). Obtaining board certification follows an intensive process that requires many hours of preparation, in addition to significant experience in assessment and treatment of individuals with swallowing disorders.
- Karen Kluin M.S. CCC, Board Certified-ANCDS, will be providing SLP evaluation and treatment recommendations in two new multidisciplinary clinics: Brain Tumor Clinic, a clinic housed in the Department of Neurosurgery, and the Ataxia Clinic, a clinic organized by the Department of Neurology.
- Phil Menard MA CCC represented Pediatric Speech-Language Pathology and his innovative STEPS treatment program for children with autism at the Autism Speaks symposium at Ford Field. Mr. Menard taught a fall semester graduate-level course on augmentative communication at Wayne State University.
- Ann Comstock MS CCC, Donna Read-Munro and Jen Gostlin MA CCC, each received Silver Star awards; the Silver Star recognizes receipt of 4 Making a Difference Awards in a quarter.
- Pediatric Speech-Language Pathology assessment and treatment is now available at the new UMHS Northville Health Center. Maria McElmeel MA CCC, is the lead SLP at the Northville Center; she is joined by Laura Scott MA CCC. Ms. McElmeel recently presented a lecture on Speech-Language Pathology assessment and treatment to the South Lyon Association for Special Education, a parent group advocating for children with special needs.
- Karen Kurcz MA CCC, SLP Compliance Manager, continues in her role as state representative to the ASHA Advisory Council. Ms. Kurcz will be presenting a miniseminar at the March, Michigan Speech Language Hearing Association conference in March: Understanding Documentation in the Medical Setting.
- Congratulations to Sheila Harkaway MS CCC, who has completed her Clinical Fellowship and has attained her clinical certificate of competence. Ms. Harkaway is a SLP at University Hospital, specializing in inpatient rehabilitation and acute care.
- Lynn Driver MS CCC, presented: “Speech and the Child with Tracheostomy and Ventilator Needs at the fall UMHS Home Care of Pediatric Home Ventilator Patients’ conference.
- Marci Rosenberg MA CCC, SLP in the Vocal Health Center, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, is author of “Using Semi-Occluded Vocal Tract Exercises in Voice Therapy: The Clinician’s Primer, published in ASHA’s SIG 3 Perspectives. Ms. Rosenberg was an invited speaker, presenting 2 courses at the November 2014 ASHA conference. The book she co-authored, The Vocal Athlete, continues to receive excellent reviews.
- Elaine Ledwon-Robinson MS CCC, BC-ANCDS, ASHA Fellow, participated in the bi-annual meeting of the Tri-Alliance, an advocacy group comprised of representatives of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology. She also participated in a Michigan Speech Language Hearing Association meeting with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to discuss the SLP benefit and issues related to documentation of clinical services.
Speech-Language Pathology welcomes the following new staff members:
- Anna Davis MA CCC: Pediatric Rehabilitation Center
- Megan Hodges MS CCC, MedRehab Outpatient and University Hospital Acute Care
- Sarah Russell MS CCC, University Hospital, Acute Care
- Ann Comstock and Margaret Tiner continue to serve as members of the Michigan Speech Language and Hearing Association’s Health Services Committee.
- Lynn Driver is co-author on the publication: “High Prevalence of Early Language Delay Exists Among Toddlers with Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy” (Chang, Yan, Driver, Nelson) published in Pediatric Neurology, April, 2014.
- Karen Kluin led the Speech-Language Pathology participation in the recent Joint Commission Stroke Survey ; the UMHS received certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. During preparation for the survey, Ms. Kluin provided multiple lectures on communication and swallowing impairment following stroke; she also collaborated with UMHS Nursing regarding implementation of a nursing swallowing screening. The survey team noted the excellent professional preparation of UMHS Speech-Language Pathologists in their review.
- Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologists Deborah McMechan, Phil Menard, Erica Osborn, Lindsay Reilly, Liza Rohn and Megan Schmuckel have been certified as Touch Chat Trainers (the TouchChat is an augmentative communication device).
- Phil Menard received Dance Marathon funding to initiate 2 new programs at the Pediatric Rehabilitation Center: STEPS (Support, Teach Engage, Promote and Succeed) Autism Treatment Program and TOMS (Theory of Mind Gaming Program). Each program is designed to facilitate improved communication skills, social competence and academic preparedness in children with autism. Mr. Menard has been selected to receive a UMHS Shining Star award. This award recognizes outstanding staff members. Mr. Menard was nominated by a parent who notes that he has demonstrated a commitment above and beyond all expectations, with respect to caring for children diagnosed with autism.
- Marci Rosenberg was invited to submit her article: “Using Semi-Occluded Vocal tract Exercises in Voice Therapy: the Voice Clinician’s Primer”: to the American Speech Language Hearing Association’s Special Interest 3 Perspectives for publication. Ms. Rosenberg has been invited to participate in a seminar at the November, 2014 meeting of the American Speech Language Hearing Association on the topic of “How to do Voice Therapy.
- Margaret Tiner is co-author on a pilot study accepted as an abstract for the 96th Annual American Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons Meeting to be held in September, 2014: “Functional outcomes in partial glossectomy defects reconstructed with and without free tissue transfer(Curtis, Kang, Tiner, Helman and Ward)
Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologists are participating in 2 new feeding and swallowing clinics
- Lynn Driver, Clinical Supervisor, Pediatric Speech-Language Pathology, is participating in the Aerodigestive Feeding Clinic, led by Dr. David Brown, Department of Otolaryngology. Laura Sayers, Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist, is participating in the Pediatric Behavioral Swallowing Clinic, led by Dr. Amy Drayton in Pediatric Psychology. Ms. Sayers will be presenting a lecture on feeding and swallowing intervention at the February meeting of the Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan.
- Elaine Ledwon-Robinson has been asked by the American Speech Language Hearing Association to serve as alternate for ASHA’s inaugural seat on the Joint Commission’s Professional Technical Advisory Committee for Hospital Accreditation.
- Deborah McMechan, Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist, received the UMHS Silver Award in recognition of receiving 4 or more Making a Difference Awards this fiscal year.
- Phil Menard, Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist, designed an innovative program for treatment of children with autism, ages 2.8 to 5.11: the STEPS program. He has received a generous pilot funding grant through Dance Marathon to initiate this program.
- Margaret Tiner is a co-investigator with Drs. Ward and Curtis in Oral Surgery on a study examining swallowing quality of life and speech intelligibility in patients with T2 tumors of the tongue, with and without free flap reconstructions.
- New Program: Speech-Language Pathologist Jen Gostlin has initiate, the Lee Silverman Voice Training Program (LSVT), in conjunction with the “Think Big” program led by colleagues in Physical and Occupational Therapy. LSVT is an evidence-based program for individuals who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, with the goal of improving and preserving functional speech and voice production.
- Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologists Deborah McMechan, Maria McElmeel, Phil Menard, Erica Osborn, Lindsay Reilly and Liza Rohn , Laura Sayers and Megan Schmuckel developed and presented a video showcasing children using speech-generating devices and accessories for communication, presented at the United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan/ Mott Children’s Hospital/ Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation-sponsored October fair for children and families. Deborah McMechan continues to lead the innovative “Talk Around Town” program, a Dance-Marathon sponsored group that promotes a child’s use of an augmentative communication device in community activities.
Welcome to the following new Speech-Language Pathology staff:
- Rebecca Ankeney MA CCC: Rebecca returns to UMHS from Japan, to assume a pediatric Speech-Language Pathology position at the outpatient therapy program at Milestones.
- Laura Donoghue MA CCC joins the pediatric Speech-Language Pathology staff at Milestones.
- Sheila Harkaway MS CCC: Sheila is completing her Clinical Fellowship in acute care and inpatient rehabilitation at University Hospital.
- Sarah Russell M.S. CCC: Sarah has joined the University Hospital acute care team, with a special interest in dysphagia. She was responsible for acute care assessment as well as the graduate internship program in her previous position at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA.
- Natalie Wombacher MS CCC: Natalie holds an appointment in Plastic Surgery, Craniofacial Anomalies Program as well as Pediatric Speech-Language Pathology. Natalie recently presented the paper: Spelling Development in Children with Cleft Palate and/or Lip at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.
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