Suzanne V. Sylvester, MS, CCC-SLP

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    Job Title :
    Speech and Language Pathologist

    Areas of Treatment :
    Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Adults

    Specialties :
    Speech Pathologists

    Hospital Affiliation :
    St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston, ME

    Practice Name :
    Suzanne V. Sylvester Speech Pathology

    Location :
    Scarborough, 04074 United States

    Years in Practice :
    1999

    Description of Practice :

    The field of speech and language pathology is highly varied.  However, my areas of expertise lie in the treatment of disfluency.  In addition, I use Interactive Metronome Therapy to treat a variety of disorders, ranging from autism, ADHD, TBI and Parkinson's Disease.  I also treat swallowing disorders and provide cognitive therapy.  My success rate is extremely high and I use all reasearch based modalitiis in therapy.

    Areas of Expertise :
    Stuttering, Parkinson's, Traumatic Brain Injury, Geriatrics

    Education/Degree :
    MS, San Francisco State University

    Year Graduated :
    1999

    Internships :
    Kaiser Hospital

    Fellowships :
    American Speech, Language and Hearing Association

    Board Certification :
    Certified Under the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association

    How do you try to make a difference in the lives of your patients?
    Participation in furthering the use of Interactive Metronome in the treatment of Parkinson's Disease

    Professional Society Memberships :
    The Stuttering Foundation of America

    Professional Affiliations :
    The American Speech, Language and Hearing Association

    Honors and Awards :

    • NBC Channel WCSH 6; Presentation on the benefits of use of Interactive Metronome Therapy in the treatment of stuttering, 2008
    • NBC Channel WCSH 6: Presentation on the benefits of the use of Interactive Metronome Therapy in the treatment of traumatic brain injury, 2009
    • Voted as a best speech pathologist by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals

    Articles/Publications :
    Advance Magazine for Speech Pathologists: Article on the benefits of Interactive Metronome in the treatment of stuttering

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5vNdY0Bb3k

    Teaching and Speaking :

    I wish to give back to the field of Speech Pathology, so I plan to enter into a doctoral program in 2012. From there I will teach and perfom more research.

    Research Interests :

    My primary area of research interest lies in the efficacy of the use of Interactive Metronome Therapy to treat the motor signs of Parkinson's Disease.

    Philanthropic Initiatives :

    Assisting veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan in recovering from battlefield trauma.

    Attributes Success To:

    The joy she obtains from assisting people to overcome disabilities. Second, she does not give up.

    Place of Birth :
    Chicago

    Gender :
    female

    Favorite Medical Journal :
    The American Journal of Fluency Disorders

    Favorite Vacation Place :
    England, France

    Hobbies/Sports :
    Riding Horses, Reading, Spending time with her sons

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