Speech and Language Pathology Therapy

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at University Hospital offers comprehensive inpatient evaluations and treatment of speech, language, swallowing (dysphagia), and cognitive/communication disorders.

University Rehabilitation Center
Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
Rm. N2104, 750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
Map & direction
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:30am-4:30pm

Who May Benefit from this Program?

Our program serves both children and adults who have speech, language, and swallowing difficulties from stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), brain tumor and other neurological disorders.

What to expect from Therapy

Inpatient speech-language therapy includes assessment, individualized treatment and education for patients and family members. Structured therapy sessions may include, but are not limited to, computer exercises, patient specific activity sheets, and/or auditory and verbal exercises.

A physician's referral is required for examination and treatment within this program.

Providers

Kimberly E Brown, MACCC/SLP; CBIS
Kimberly E Brown, MACCC/SLP; CBIS
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • Additional Training: University Hospital, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, 2013

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Stroke

Associations/Memberships

  • American Speech -Language -Hearing Association

Carrie E Garcia
Carrie E Garcia
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • MS: West Virginia University, 2001, Speech-Language Pathology

Jenna M Gardner
Jenna M Gardner
315 464-8668

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Dysphagia; Head and Neck Cancer; Lou Gehrig's Disease; Speech and Language Problems; Stroke; Speech Therapy

Associations/Memberships

  • American Speech -Language -Hearing Association

Kathryn J Graves
Kathryn J Graves
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • MS: Syracuse University, 2009, Speech Language Pathology

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Speech Pathology; Brain Injury; Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate; Cognitive Disorders; Communication Disorders; Dysphagia; more

Associations/Memberships

  • American Speech -Language -Hearing Association

Jill M Merrow, MA
Jill M Merrow, MA
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • MA: San Diego State University, 2001, Speech-Language Pathology

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Speech Pathology; Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate; Dysphagia; Feeding Difficulties; Speech and Language Problems; Feeding Therapy; more

Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders

    Cleft and craniofacial disorders

    Failure to thrive


Emily E Talbot
Emily E Talbot
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • MS: Ithaca College, 2011

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Speech Pathology; Dysphagia; Speech and Language Problems; Stroke; Speech Therapy

Clinical Interests

  • Dysphagia, head and neck cancer, stroke, TBI, cognition, aphasia, apraxia.

Associations/Memberships

  • American Speech -Language -Hearing Association, Ccc-Slp

Lauren N Westby, MS,CCC-SLP
Lauren N Westby, MS,CCC-SLP
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • MS: Syracuse University, 2008, Speech Language Pathology

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Brain Injury Specialist

Rachel A Zerrillo, MA,CCC-SLP
Rachel A Zerrillo, MA,CCC-SLP
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • MA: SUNY Plattsburgh, 2001, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Communication Disorders; Dysphagia; Speech and Language Problems; Voice and Swallowing Problems

Associations/Memberships

  • American Speech -Language -Hearing Association, Ccc-Slp