Philosophy of Care
I view my patients as active partners in developing an individualized, patient centered treatment plan. The care provided by our team emphasizes patient needs, concerns and priorities, working together in your rehabilitation to enhance function when possible, and to improve quality of life.
Joanne is a speech language pathologist and clinical specialist in voice and swallowing disorders, and in disorders related to head and neck cancer treatment. She provides evaluation and treatment for a variety of voice, swallowing and other related conditions including professional voice issues and vocal cord dysfunction. She has clinical expertise in all aspects of alaryngeal voice restoration including tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP) prosthesis fitting and management, electrolarynx training, and teaching esophageal speech. She is a faculty member and clinical instructor for the I.A.L. (International Association of Laryngectomees) Annual Voice Institute and is listed in the I.A.L. Directory of Alaryngeal Speech Instructors. She facilitates the Seattle Chapter of the SPOHNC support group for oral, head and neck cancer. Joanne is an ASHA member, and a member of the ASHA Special Interest Groups 3 & 13 for Voice and Swallowing Disorders.
University of Washington
Seattle V.A. Hospital
American Speech-Language Hearing Association, International Association of Larygectomees Voice Institute
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