Skip to main content

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Visitor Restrictions, Resources, and Updates

Explore URMC

menu
Highland Hospital / Departments - Centers / Speech-Language Pathology
 

Speech Pathology at Highland Hospital

The Speech Pathology Department at Highland Hospital offers evaluation and treatment for communication and swallowing disorders for both inpatients and outpatients. Our role as speech-language pathologists is to assess communication, cognition, swallowing and voice impairments, diagnose the severity of the problem, and implement a treatment plan to help individuals regain as much of their baseline as possible.

Our therapists focus on three key areas of speech pathology:

 

Staffed by Experienced Therapists

Our speech pathologists are licensed by the New York State Department of Education and hold Certificates of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in addition to postgraduate training and certifications in several clinical subspecialties.

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

Molly earned her undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology from SUNY Geneseo (1987) and her Master's degree from Syracuse University (1988). Her areas of specialty include oral-pharyngeal and esophageal dysphagia (swallowing disorders), aphasia (stroke speech/language disorders), cognitive-communication disorders, and tracheostomy/ventilator dependency.

Kathryn M. Wilson, MA, CCC-SLP

Katie earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Nazareth College (2000) and her Master’s in Speech Pathology from the University of Buffalo (2005). Her areas of specialty include oral-pharyngeal dysphagia, aphasia, cognitive-communication disorders, and tracheostomy/ventilator dependency.

Martina M. Santoli, M.S., CCC-SLP

Martina earned her Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology from SUNY Fredonia (2011) and a Master of Science in Speech Pathology from Syracuse University (2013). Her focus is on acute care, acute rehab and sub-acute rehab with areas of specialty including oral-pharyngeal dysphagia, aphasia, and cognitive-communication disorders.

Contact Us

For outpatient appointments (with physician referral)
Telephone:  (585) 341-8285
Fax: (585) 341-6426

For inpatient questions
(585) 341-6645

 

Office hours

Mon - Fri, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Location & Directions:

Highland Hospital
1000 South Avenue Rochester, NY 14620
 

 

Important Information for Outpatients

Test

Parking Location

Check-in Location

Follow Signs to

Arrival

FEES

North Lot

(Mt. Vernon & Rockingham)

Speech Pathology
(Level 1)

Minor Surgery Center / Speech Pathology

15 minutes prior to appointment

Speech & Language Evaluation

North Lot

(Mt. Vernon & Rockingham)

Speech Pathology
(Level 1)

Minor Surgery Center / Speech Pathology

15 minutes prior to appointment

Cognitive Linguistic Evaluation

North Lot

(Mt. Vernon & Rockingham)

Speech Pathology
(Level 1)

Minor Surgery Center / Speech Pathology

15 minutes prior to appointment

Barium Swallow Test

Main Parking Garage

Medical Imaging

(Level 2)

Medical Imaging

15 minutes prior to appointment

Please note that appointment cancellations should be made at least 24 hours in advance.
These tests do not require any prior preparation; therefore you can eat and drink prior to the study.