“I hear all too often, 'I thought I just had to live with it.' As individuals get older and medical issues arise, their communication and swallowing needs often change. Whether it is from a stroke, cancer, a neurological disorder, or just old age, people tend to think that their conditions just become a part of who they are. I strive to change this misconception, and help adults with acquired disorders to continue to functionally and appropriately communicate, with some simple exercises and strategies.”
Amy is a speech-language pathologist at Portage Health Rehabilitation, working in Hancock. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Speech Pathology from Cleveland State University. Amy is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and holds the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence.
Amy’s areas of clinical interest are specific to adults and geriatrics, particularly adult acquired language and swallowing disorders. Amy is a Certified VitalStim Provider, a Registered MBSImP Clinician, a Certified Compton P-ESL Instructor, and is trained in the Picture Exchange Communication System.