Siskin Hospital announce that Gayle Tucker, MA, CCC-SLP has joined its Outpatient Therapy Services, East Brainerd clinic. Ms. Tucker is a licensed speech-language pathologist with more than 25 years of adult rehabilitation experience.
A trainer for Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia, Ms. Tucker is also a certified VitalStim therapy provider and is trained in McNeill Dysphagia Protocol.
Ms. Tucker obtained her Master of Arts degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Tennessee. She has made national presentations on the Use of Electrical Stimulation Therapy in Treating Dysphagia and Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia. She has expertise in swallowing disorders, adult aphasia, developmental disabilities and severe communication disorders.
Ms. Tucker will see patients three days a week at the East Brainerd outpatient clinic: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. The East Brainerd clinic welcomes patients with swallowing disorders, communication or cognitive problems after stroke or brain injury, voice disorders, patients with Parkinson’s disease who need treatment for speech/swallowing, and those with a need for augmentative-alternative communication evaluations and treatment.
The physical, occupational and speech therapies at the East Brainerd clinic are an extension of Siskin Hospital’s Center for NeuroRecovery.
Outpatient therapy services are provided at Siskin Hospital’s main campus, East Brainerd and Cleveland. For more information, visit www.SiskinRehab.org or call 634-1400.