Adult Speech Pathology

Welcome to the Adult Speech Pathology section of the Hearing and Speech Department at WFBH. Speech and Language Pathology services are offered on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The Department provides comprehensive diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation services for all communication disorders. Specialty programs include the acute hospital team, inpatient rehabilitation program in the Sticht Center, the Outpatient Neuro-Rehab program at the CompRehab Plaza, the Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders (Otolaryngology) at the CompRehab Plaza, and Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Clinic (Plastic Surgery) at Janeway Tower.

Meet Our Team:

Marty Coan, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, BRS-S, Clinical Manager of Inpatient Speech Pathology

Marty completed her Master's in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Georgia in 2007. Following graduation, she fulfilled her clinical fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia, in conjunction with the MCG Department of Otolaryngology. She is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology. Marty has special interests in dysphagia and Passy-Muir Valves (PMVs). She has been working in the Hearing and Speech department of WFBH since 2008. Marty obtained her Specialty Board Recognition in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders in 2012.

 

David Blalock, M.A., CCC-SLP

David received his Masters degree in Speech Pathology from East Carolina University. He joined the Hearing and Speech department at Baptist in 1977. He holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology. David has special interests in speech resonance disorders (hypernasality, hyponasality), voice disorders, fluency disorders (stuttering), and alaryngeal speech (post laryngectomy speech disorders).

Kati C. Canosa, M.S., CCC-SLP

Kati received her Masters degree from James Madison University in 2004. She has worked previously at the Sticht Center for Rehabilitation from 2004-2006. She re-joined the adult speech pathology team in acute care at WFBMC in 2010. Kati is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology and holds clinical certification from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. She specializes in diagnosing and treating communication, cognition, and swallowing impairments in the adult neurological and brain injury populations. Kati is also a certified Vital Stim provider.

Karen M. Downes, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Karen received her Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She joined the Hearing and Speech department in 1994. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, as well as a North Carolina license in Speech-Language Pathology. Karen is a certified Vital Stim Therapy provider. She has special interests in ALS, neurological deficits (she is part of the Outpatient NeuroRehab team), and dysphagia therapy.

Candace C. Friedman, M.S., CCC-SLP, BRS-S

Candace received her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology from East Carolina University. She went on to complete a clinical fellowship at the Durham VA Medical Center before joining the adult acute care staff at WFBMC in 2006. She received her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association and is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists. Candace has special interests in adult swallowing and communication disorders.

Cord L. Gentry, M.A., CCC-SLP

Cord attended The University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he received his Masters of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology. He holds a license from the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. He joined the adult outpatient speech pathology team at WFBH in June 2012, but also provides services in the acute care and inpatient rehabilitation settings.  He is trained in Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT-LOUD) for Parkinson's disease patients. Cord specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of adult speech, language, and swallowing disorders.

Laura Gilbert, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Laura graduated with her Masters degree from Florida Atlantic University in 1989 and has been with the Hearing and Speech Department at Baptist since 1992. She is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology and is a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Laura works primarily with the adult inpatient population, assessing and treating individuals with communication, cognitive and swallowing disorders.

 Karen LaChapelle, M.A., CCC-SLP

Karen is a graduate of Michigan State University, with a Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She has practiced at the Sticht Center for Rehabilitation at Baptist Hospital since 2000, after completing a fellowship at the Residential Aphasia Clinic at the University of Michigan. She is particularly interested in treating patients with aphasia and cognitive deficits, and is certified by the Brain Injury Association of America as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist.

Sarah A. Newton, M.A., CCC-SLP

Sarah received her Masters degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has been employed as a speech pathologist at North Carolina Baptist Hospital since 2007. Sarah is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology and holds clinical certification from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. She specializes in diagnosing and treating communication, cognition, and swallowing impairments in the adult neurological and brain injury populations. Sarah is also a certified Vital Stim provider.

 Colleen E. Sack, M.A., CCC-SLP

Colleen completed her Masters of Speech-Language Pathology at University of North Carolina at Greensboro in May 2011. She joined the adult speech pathology team at WFBH in June 2011. She holds a license from the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.  Colleen specializes in diagnosing and treating communication, cognition, and swallowing impairments in the adult neurological and brain injury populations.

 

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Phone 336-716-3103
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Hours
8 am - 5 pm Mon-Fri
Adult Speech Pathology
Hearing and Speech
4th Floor Janeway Tower
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC  27157
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