Speech Pathologists at Fox Chase Cancer Center
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Therapists Barbara Ebersole, MA, CCC, SLP,
and Katie Moran, MS, CCC-SLP
Our Speech Pathology Department offers advanced diagnostic and therapeutic interventions related to vocal pathologies, voice rehabilitation, oral motor and speech dysfunctions, trismus (reduced mouth opening) and dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), performed by Speech Pathologists with specialized training in head and neck cancer rehabilitation.
Barbara Ebersole, MA, CCC-SLP
Barbara Ebersole, MA, CCC-SLP, is a licensed Speech Pathologist, and Manager of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at the Fox Chase Cancer Center. She is certified by the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and has specialized in the area of adult voice and swallowing disorders, particularly dysfunction associated with head and neck cancer and its treatment since 2004. Her interests also include developing better pathways for connecting patients and survivors to the interventions that will improve their physical functioning and quality of life during and after their cancer treatment. She co-authored an educational CD-ROM on voice restoration following total laryngectomy through Blue Tree Publishing and is a co-investigator on multiple studies at the Center examining physical functioning and quality of life issues in oncology patients.
Katie Moran, MS, CCC-SLP
Kathleen Moran is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist, certified by ASHA. She is a member of ASHA’s Special Interest Division 13 (swallowing and swallowing disorders).She graduated with a Masters of Science from La Salle University in 2007. She now specializes in head and neck cancer rehabilitation and speech, oral motor and swallowing disorders. She works with an inpatient and outpatient adult population. Special skills include video fluoroscopic swallow studies, tracheo-esophageal puncture (TEP) management, electrolarynx training, myofascial release in the setting of chronic trismus and dysphagia, and pre-operative/pre-treatment counseling. She is an advisor to the “The SpeakEazy Club of Delaware Valley” and “The Head and Neck Cancer Support Group” at Fox Chase Cancer Center.
For more information about head and neck cancer treatment and rehabilitation at Fox Chase Cancer Center or to make an appointment, call 1-888-FOX CHASE (1-888-369-2427).