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Heather E. Coles, M.A., CCC-SLP

Senior Speech-Language Pathologist

Heather E. Coles, M.A., CCC-SLPHeather has been a member of the Department of Speech Pathology at the University of Rochester Medical Center/Strong Memorial Hospital for more than 18 years.  Her areas of specialty include, but are not limited to, aphasia and cognitive therapy, voice therapy for Parkinson’s disease (LSVT), vocal cord dysfunction, swallowing evaluation and treatment.

She provides cognitive therapy for those recovering from brain injuries through the medical center’s Integrative Cognitive Rehabilitation Program, and is a certified provider for the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment program for Parkinson’s disease, Lingraphica Aphasia Program, and Vital Stim Therapy (neuromuscular electrical stimulation for swallowing).

Heather holds the ASHA award for continuing education (ACE).

Graduate Education

M.A., Speech-Language Pathology, SUNY Geneseo – 1989


Ministry of Education, Bermuda – 1990


New York State License – Speech-Language Pathology – 1995

Board Certification

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association – 1990

Professional Memberships

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association