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ABOUT

Recognizing the need for ongoing support and better access to specialized speech therapy services for adults, Cardinal Voice & Swallowing was founded to provide high quality care to individuals with voice and swallowing disorders.

 

As the only adult-focused voice and swallowing private practice in the northeast Ohio region, Cardinal Voice & Swallowing understands how much speaking and eating affect the quality of life for you and your loved ones. 

By working together to identify and understand your concerns and goals, we create an individualized, evidence-based treatment plan to help you achieve your goals and get back to enjoying life.

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Sarah Vacha, Speech Language Pathologist
Sarah Vacha, M.A. CCC-SLP

As a speech language pathologist specializing in voice and swallowing diagnostics, including videostroboscopy and fiberoptic Endoscoptic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES), I understand the huge impact not being able to speak or eat has on a person.  I've spent my career working with adults across all care settings learning about their daily struggles, helping them regain skills, and celebrating the victories achieved in therapy. 

I have undergone specialized training for management of voice and swallowing disorders including myofascial release (MFR), tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP), neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), and pharyngoesophageal manometry (HRM).  

In order to best support my patients and their goals, I remain up to date with the latest research.  As a result, I have been recognized multiple times by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) as an ACE award recipient for continuing education.  In addition, I routinely present to community, graduate student, and medical professional groups on topics related to communication and swallowing and have been published in the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association (OSLHA) peer-reviewed journal, eHearsay. 

All of these experiences and skills have allowed me to develop a dynamic, holistic approach to helping each patient achieve their individualistic goals for a better quality of life.

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