Speech-Language Pathology Team

At the Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan, our certified Speech-Language Pathologists have one central goal: to work closely with patients and families to improve quality of life through enhanced communication and swallowing skills.

Adult Dysphagia

Dysphagia means difficulty swallowing food or liquids. There are many causes, including problems in the coordination or strength of the swallowing muscles, inflammatory conditions, benign narrowings of the esophagus called strictures, and cancers. Our dedicated, staff members has broad experience diagnosis and treating dysphagia, with comprehensive diagnostic testing and a robust clinical research program.

  • Elizabeth Ford Baldner, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Dana L. Hanifan, MA, CCC, SLP 
  • Anna Blakely, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Jennifer Gostlin, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Sheila Harkaway, MA, CCC-SLP 
  • Margaret K. Tiner, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S 
  • Brooke Ingraham, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Kelly Jones, MA, CCC-SLP  
  • Laura Olson, MA CCC-SLP, BCS-S 
  • Karen J. Kluin, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS
  • Sarah Russell, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S 
  • Adrianna Spiteri, SLP-D, CCC-SLP
  • Thomas Singer, MA, CCC-SLP 

Adult Head/Neck/Voice

  • Elizabeth Ford Baldner, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Margaret K. Tiner, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
  • Kelly Jones, MA, CCC-SLP  
  • Katherine McConville, CCC-SLP

Augmentative/Alternative Communication

Assessing a patient’s ability to use assistive (augmentative) communication devices, including computer-based devices, when speech is unintelligible.

Speech-Language Pathologists also assist patients with tracheostomy and ventilator use in establishing audible speech.

  • Hanna Ammons, MA, CCC
  • Rebecca Ankeney, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Jennifer Gostlin, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Karen J. Kluin, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS
  • Laura L. Scott, MA, CCC-SLP 

Adult Neurogenic

Apraxia (difficulty with the motor-planning required for speech); aphasia (impaired language, affecting understanding of spoken and written language and the ability to use language in speech and writing); dysarthria (impaired intelligibility of speech, caused by weakness, paralysis or incoordination of speech musculature).

  • Liz Bizer-Cox M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Sheila Harkaway, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Jenny Santer, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS
  • Michelle Lynn Shenton, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
  • Thomas Singer, MA, CCC-SLP 

Pediatric Developmental and Neurogenic

Evaluation and treatment of pediatric speech, language, and feeding/swallowing disorders.

  • Jamie Brunner, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Ann K. Comstock, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Anna Davis, M.A, CCC-SLP
  • Laura Donoghue, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Angelica Taylor, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Amanda Dunn, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Elizabeth Elkin,MA, CCC-SLP
  • Laura Scott, CCC-SLP
  • Erica Wisnosky, MA, CCC-SLP 
  • Emily Hicks, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Marissa Habeshy, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Samantha Kliman, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Maria McElmeel, MA, CCC  
  • Erin T. Papcun, MA, CCC-SLP 
  • Lindsay Reilly, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Laura Sayers, MA, CCC-SLP 
  • Santia Sims, MA, CCC-SLP 

Speech-Language Pathologists in other departments:

  • Teresa H. Lyden, MA, CCC, Otolaryngology
  • Madison Ericson, MA, CCC-SLP 
  • Anna Blakely, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Marci Rosenberg, MA, CCC-SLP 

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment at our Speech Language Pathology clinic, call us at 734-936-7070.