Rehabilitation

Speech-Language Pathology

Conditions We Treat

Speech Pathology can help restore function and improve your life in a variety of ways. We evaluate and treat individuals with communicative, voice, cognitive, or swallowing disorders. Our speech-language pathologist can determine the extent of a patient's impairment and develop a treatment plan. Our staff offers expert inpatient services to patients of all ages. We're here to help you get started on the road to recovery.

We offer speech therapy for individuals with

  • Inpatient and outpatient instrumental/objective swallowing studies, including Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) and Modified Barium Swallow study
  • Inpatient acute rehabilitative services in the areas of speech, language, cognitive, voice and swallowing disorders.  Specialty areas include:
    • Communication and swallowing services for tracheostomized/ventilator dependent patients
    • Laryngectomy Rehabilitation
    • Neurologic rehabilitation of speech, language, cognitive and swallowing disorders
    • Instrumental objective swallow studies (MBSS and FEES)
    • Geriatric population

Our Staff

Molly C. DeWeese, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist
Supervisor of Speech Pathology, Highland Hospital

Ms. DeWeese received her Bachelor's degree from SUNY Geneseo and her Master's degree from Syracuse University. She serves as Supervisor of Speech Pathology at Highland Hospital. She joined URMC/Strong Health in 2000.

Ms. DeWeese is certified to perform FEES and serves as a trainer for other speech pathologists in the Rochester area. Her special areas of interest include adult dysphagia (oropharyngeal and esophageal), brain injury, and trach/ventilator-dependent patients.

  • Graduate Education

    M.S., Speech-Language Pathology, Syracuse University – 1988
  • Fellowship

    Syracuse Developmental Center, Syracuse, NY – 1989
  • Licensure/Registration

    New York State License - Speech-Language Pathology – 1990
  • Board Certification

    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association – 1989
  • Professional Memberships

    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Agata T. Mevs, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Ms. Mevs received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from SUNY Geneseo. Her special areas of interest include adult dysphagia, aphasia, and traumatic brain injury. Ms. Mevs is certified to perform FEES and performs Modified Barium Swallow studies for inpatients and outpatients. She joined URMC/Strong Health in 2003.

  • Graduate Education

    M.A., Speech-Language Pathology, SUNY Geneseo – 1998
  • Fellowship

    Arc of Monroe County, Rochester, NY – 1987
  • Licensure/Registration

    New York State License – Speech-Language Pathology – 1999
  • Board Certification

    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association – 1999
  • Professional Memberships

    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association