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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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UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Degree

  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Gender

  • Female

Date Joined Staff

  • 2006-04-11

Board Certifications

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)

Conditions and Treatments

  • Speech Therapy for Movement Disorders
  • Voice Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted