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Speech Language Pathology

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The speech language pathologists at UPMC Hamot are licensed health care professionals who focus on improving communication, swallowing, and voice difficulties.

We provide outpatient evaluations and individualized speech therapy for people of all ages — from newborns to senior citizens — throughout the Erie region.

Speech and Communication Disorders We Treat

We provide outpatient services for conditions such as:

  • Aphasia
  • Articulation/phonological disorders
  • Central auditory processing disorders
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysarthria
  • Expressive and receptive language delays
  • Fluency
  • Head injury
  • Oral motor skills
  • Voice disorders

Additional outpatient tests, treatments, and services include:

  • Modified barium swallow/cookie swallow
  • Laryngectomy
  • Augmentative and alternative communication devices

Expertise in Communication Disorders

Each speech language pathologist at UPMC Hamot holds a master’s degree in communication disorders and a Certification for Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC-SLP).

They are state licensed and members of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA).

Together, UPMC Hamot’s speech pathologists have more than 50 years of experience in various clinical settings.

The speech language pathology team at UPMC Hamot

  • M. J. Giacomelli, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Stephanie Kerner, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Lexy Nichols, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Missy Rupp, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Marcie Sexton, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Mindy Trocki, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Diane Wisinski, MA, CCC-SLP
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