About Susan Neese, MA, CCC-SLP
Susan Neese, MA, is a speech-language pathologist who who helps individuals maximize their speech ability, language comprehension and expression, and social and cognitive-communication skills.
She also assesses and treats swallowing disorders, which can occur as a result of illness, surgery, stroke or injury. She is the primary speech pathologist at Thornton Pavilion and also helps patients with Parkinson's disease in the neurological rehabilitation program.
Ms. Neese holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is trained in SPEAK OUT!®, which addresses the motor speech deficits associated with Parkinsonism.
Ms. Neese also leads a program known as LOUD Crowd®, which includes groups for speech therapy and singing to help individuals maintain their vocal strength.
Additionally, she is also certified in the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment approach, the neuromuscular electrical stimulation technique for swallowing impaired individuals, and the fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES).
She completed a clinical fellowship at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She obtained a master's degree in speech-language pathology from Michigan State University and a bachelor's degree in audiology and speech sciences from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
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- Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Date Joined Staff
- Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)
Conditions and Treatments
- Speech Therapy for Movement Disorders
- Speech Therapy for Neurological Conditions
- Swallowing Disorders