Job Title :
Speech and Language Pathologist
Areas of Treatment :
Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Adults
Hospital Affiliation :
St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston, ME
Practice Name :
Suzanne V. Sylvester Speech Pathology
Scarborough, 04074 United States
Years in Practice :
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
MS, San Francisco State University
Year Graduated :
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
Advance Magazine for Speech Pathologists: Article on the benefits of Interactive Metronome in the treatment of stuttering
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 :
Favorite Medical Journal :
The American Journal of Fluency Disorders
Favorite Vacation Place :
Riding Horses, Reading, Spending time with her sons