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  • We take patients from pathology to polish!

    Did you know? Voice disorders involve problems
    with pitch, loudness & quality. In the United States
    approximately 7.5 million people have trouble using their voice.

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    Achieve your desired outcome

    Helping communication & voice and swallowing disorders

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    State-of-the-art equipment

    MedSpeech only uses top of the line diagnostic products

  • Swallow Therapy...

    is more than a chin tuck!

    • Specialists in Voice, Swallow, Airway
    • Speech-Language Therapy, Birth to Geriatrics
    • Cutting edge  therapy for all voice, swallowing & airway disorders
  • We believe that early interventions can lead to prevention!

    In children and adults, our speech-language pathologists treat:

    • Voice Disorders
    • Swallowing Disorders
    • Articulation Disorders
    • Language Disorders
    • Laryngectomees
    • Accent Modification
    • Singing Disorders
    • Orofacial/Myofunctional Disorders
    • Tongue Thrust
    • Motor Speech Disorders
    • Resonance Disorders & Velopharyngeal Incompetence
    • Corporate Communication
    • Pragmatic/Social Skill Disorders
    • Memory Loss compensation in Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • LSVT-Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (for individuals with Parkinson's disease)

    And so much more... We treat the person as a whole and not the sum of their parts.

Susan Langmore, Ph.D, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Dr. Langmore is Professor in Otolaryngology at Boston University. She recently moved back to the Bay area where she limits her work to research, lecturing, teaching FEES courses, and contributing to several professional boards. She draws on many years of clinical practice and teaching as well her research accomplishments. Dr. Langmore is best known for developing the FEES procedure and for her work in aspiration pneumonia. Recently, she completed a clinical trial for treatment of dysphagia in head/neck cancer patients. She has been awarded both Fellow of ASHA and Honors of the Association.

Rebecca Gould, MSC, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

is the Director/Owner of MedSpeech, Inc., Medical Speech-Language Pathologists of the Palm Beaches. She is very experienced in developing and directing programs in every aspect of SLP service delivery. Her expertise and certifications include Board Certified Swallowing Specialist, Laryngectomy-Instructor of Alaryngeal Speech; Treatment of Airway disorders; Evaluation of Voice, Swallowing, and Neurogenic disorders with instrumental diagnosis/ competency in Videostroboscopy, Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Study (VFSS), Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES), and biofeedback techniques. She also directs the Voice and Swallow Center, Inc., a private, non-profit agency, dedicated to providing education, research, and prevention regarding voice, swallowing and airway disorders. Rebecca provides inservices and is available for training and mentoring individuals who wish to obtain competency in FEES and Videostroboscopy.

Cathleen Bergin Ed.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-S

is a speech language pathologist who has spent most of her clinical career working in the ENT Department at Naples Medical Center, Florida. She is Board Certified in Swallowing Disorders, Oncology STAR Rehab Certified, EMST150 Certified and is LSVT LOUD® Adult-Pediatric Certified. She is a dissertation chair at Nova Southeastern University in the speech-language pathology doctoral program. She also performs videostrobe exams at the Lee Healthcare Regional Cancer Center in Ft. Myers, FL. She also has taught undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level coursework in the areas of language, linguistics, swallowing and voice disorders.

A Comprehensive Hands-on Workshop

On the use of FEES and Videostroboscopy for Evaluation and Treatment Voice and Swallow Disorders

When and Where:
September 1st and 2nd, 2018
Wellington, Florida

Registration and Cost:
Registration number is limited to heightened learning.
The cost for the workshop is $395.

Participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate specialized knowledge by performing and interpreting endoscopic swallowing and voice evaluations.
  • Demonstrate effective equipment use and how to configure the equipment for maximum use and savings.
  • Demonstrate report writing skills to better communicate results.
  • Discuss business plan, billing and marketing for both procedures.
  • Describe the use of fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) as an effective evaluation tool and explain how it correlates with video fluoroscopic evaluation of swallowing.
  • Identify demographic and risk factors for voice and swallowing disorders.
  • Describe the use of videostroboscopy as an effective evaluation tool and explain how it correlates with acoustic and perceptual measures.
  • Describe and discuss how to create effective partnerships with physicians and other allied health professionals and how to engender working relationships with colleagues in the community.
  • Discuss holistic approach to treatment of voice and swallowing.
  • Gain experience with using flexible and rigid scopes for evaluating voice and swallowing disorders.
  • Increase differential diagnostic evaluation of “overlapping hypopharynx” by determining appropriate scope and procedures to select when evaluating voice and swallow disorders.

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Rebecca L. Gould MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Rebecca Gould

Director/Owner of MedSpeech Inc., Medical Speech-Language Pathologists of the Palm Beaches.

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Real Testimonials Real Patients – Real Stories!

 

Thank you for your great support and efforts in the help of laryngectomee rehabilitation.

Frans Hilgers, MD, PhD

Hi Rebecca, I just realized I still have your e-mailed address. How are you? The shows are unbelief able. I haven’t been hoarse one time. Thanks for believing I could do it. I’ve done 32 shows already. I have 4 more days left in Japan then we go to Seoul, Korea for 10 days.

Love, Diana

However, my reason for writing is to thank you for all you did for Lewis and the impression you made on him was better than medical treatment. He is really doing remarkably well. He has remembered all your instructions and does abide by them most of the time. He eats every thing, more slowing and thanks to you became relax about the entire problem which has become almost no problem. Thank you from both of us.

Lee W. Marks

As a Radiologist I have worked at different times in association with Rebecca’s diagnosis and treatment involving patients with Dysphagia. I personally learned a great deal and have the greatest respect for her abilities. Her knowledge has inspired me to take a more active part in our speech pathology workups, and to gain further education using her workshops.

Willian B. Miller, MD

Her knowledge base is exceptional and matched only by her compassion and care in helping patients. She has been instrumental in organizing a nationally attended annual meeting with multidisciplinary appeal to both physicians and speech therapist involved in communicative and swallowing disorders.

Michael L. Schwartz, MD

I have worked with Ms. Gould for over a decade, and found her to be the best speech pathologist that I have ever encountered. Her knowledge and expertise in swallowing disorders far surpasses most of my physician counters, as one would expect from the organizer of an excellent swallowing disorder course which she has held annually for the last five years.

H. Steven Block, MD

Thank you so much for allowing me to observe you. I think you are truly a gift to your profession, (maybe mine too some day!). You opened a new door for me by allowing me to see first hand what a Speech Pathologist really does. Freely, you spent your time teaching, advising and listening to me. You belong to the group of givers. I hope that some day I will have an opportunity do repay you personally and or professionally.

Lorie Mesches Goldberg

Ms. Gould’s re-evaluation indicated that Lillian did have the potential to progress, and was therefore eligible for Medicare. Her program, however, differed from the previous therapists’ in that her approach was to enable Lillian to communicate her needs by other means than just rebuilding a word bank. This included writing, drawing rude sketches-Lillian was a fine artist prior to the stroke and can still sketch-and by sign language. “Do whatever works”, she told us.

Robert A. Huttemeyer

Rebecca Gould, who had the patience of a saint, succeeded against all odds in returning my ability to swallow, thereby assuring me of a much more normal life…

Samuel Segal

Thank you for your kindness and respect you have shown my mom, as well as your exceptional professional expertise. You have all contributed in such a positive way to her recovery and well being.

Karen Rogner

Rebecca Gould thanks for your skill and devotion that solved my problem.

Norm Smith

 

Swallowing Disorders

Normal swallowing is necessary to control one’s secretions as well as to support adequate nutrition.

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Voice & Airway Disorders

Using biofeedback, the goal of vocal habilitation is to train each individual to maximize their best vocal quality.

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Neurogenic and motor speech disorders cover a wide variety of disorders that impact one’s speech and language.

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The Voice and Swallow Center, Inc. is a private, nonprofit 501©3 agency, supported by MedSpeech, Inc. dedicated to providing education, research, and state-of-the-art diagnostics for voice, swallowing, and airway disorders and their prevention.

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