Mrs. Neff has been a practicing clinician in the field of speech-language pathology for 23 years, working with both pediatric and adult populations. Her work has focused on diagnosis and treatment of individuals with speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing deficits.
Her primary areas of interest include communication disorders resulting from neurological impairments, pediatric and adult clients with voice disorders, pediatric and adults with hearing impairment, and accent reduction. Mrs. Neff is currently certified in the Lee Silverman Voice Therapy Program for the treatment of voice disorders in individuals with Parkinson Disease.
Mrs. Neff is a Clinical Assistant Professor within the Department of Speech Language Pathology, where she supervises first year professional phase students in the evaluation and treatment of adults with speech, language, and cognitive deficits due to neurological impairment. In addition to clinical instruction, Mrs. Neff teaches the Medical Speech Language Pathology Seminar course to the professional phase students. This seminar was designed to introduce graduate level clinicians in speech language pathology to the management of communication and swallowing disorders in the medical setting. Topics specific to practice in the medical setting including medical terminology and abbreviations and documentation are also covered.
- M.S., Speech Language Pathology, Pennsylvania State University, 1996
- B.A., Communication Disorders, University of Pittsburgh, 1993
Research Interests or Expertise
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication
- Pediatric and Adult Voice Disorders