Speech Pathology at Highland Hospital
The Speech Pathology Department at Highland Hospital is part of the Department of Rehabilitation Services. The role of the speech-language pathologist 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 communication and swallowing as possible.
We offer evaluation and treatment for inpatient adults in the acute hospital setting for communication and swallowing disorders. In addition, we provide outpatient adult swallowing evaluations and instrumental swallowing studies including Modified Barium Swallow Study (also referred as a pharyngogram or videofluoroscopy) and Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) study.
Qualified and Experienced Staff
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. Meet our specialists:
Molly C. DeWeese, M.S., CCC-SLP
Joined Highland Hospital and URMC in 2000.
Molly earned her undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology from SUNY Geneseo in 1987 and her Master's degree from Syracuse University in 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
Joined Highland Hospital in 2008
Katie earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Nazareth College of Rochester in 2000 and her Master’s in Speech Pathology from the University of Buffalo in 2005. Her areas of specialty include oral-pharyngeal dysphagia, aphasia, cognitive-communication disorders, and tracheostomy/ventilator dependency.
To be seen by one of our speech pathologists, you will need a physician referral. You or your physician can call (585) 341-8285 to schedule an appointment.
For inpatient questions, please call (585) 341-6645. Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location & Directions:
1000 South Avenue Rochester, NY 14620
Telephone: (585) 341-8285 Fax: (585) 341-6426