Passion. Experience. Knowledge.
About Allison Geller, M.A. CCC-SLP
I am a speech-language pathologist (SLP) with nearly 20 years of experience working with a variety of communication challenges. Experiences include voice and swallowing treatment at the only NCI-designated cancer center in Florida, clinical coordinator of research in aphasia at Columbia University Medical Center, and in-home and center-based therapy and evaluations for children with speech and language difficulties. I have presented my work at international conferences and have had my research published in highly regarded medical journals. I am passionate about therapy focused on treatment goals that are functional for the patient and their families. I feel strongly about nutrition and exercise and I will often utilize these concepts to enhance my client’s therapy experiences. My passion for traveling makes me well-rounded and I have a high level of proficiency in Spanish.
Why did I start Connected Speech Pathology?
I was invited by a friend to attend a meeting that included health and wellness professionals whose practices and business are shifting to become more aligned with the ways of the modern world. These like-minded individuals are breaking away from conventional medicine and starting their own businesses. They are utilizing technology in their business, turning to natural healing and remedies, and focusing on a whole-body approach to medicine. I have always been focused on this very same philosophy in my own personal and professional life and felt deeply connected to and motivated by what the others in the group were doing. I wanted to contribute in my own way to this wellness revolution and it was with these concepts in mind Connected Speech Pathology was born. Connected Speech Pathology's focus is to provide the ultimate speech pathology experience by providing access to top notch speech pathology services from the comfort of home.
B.A. Speech Language Pathology, University of Florida, 1995
M.A. Speech Language Pathology, University of Florida, 2001
Licenses, Certifications and Memberships
Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in Florida, New York and Kansas. Willing to obtain licenses in other states!
Certified Speech-Language Pathologist by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Certified in the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment Program (LSVT)
Affiliate of the National Aphasia Association
Florida's Step Up for Students/Gardiner Scholarship Provider
Lingraphica Technology Specialist for communication and AAC devices for people with aphasia
CORSPAN- Corporate Speech Pathology Network Speech Trainer
TouchChat Communication App Partner
The following were published under my maiden name Allison Erica Speizer:
1. Speizer, AE, Marshall, RS: Neurocognitive Assessment in Patients with Carotid Artery Disease. International Neuropsychological Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 2004.
2. Speizer, AE, Lazar R, Marshall R, Pile-Spellman J, and Bernadini J: Parallelism in Amusia and Aphasia in a Professional Conductor Following Left Parietal Hemorrhage. International Neuropsychological Society Meeting, St. Louis, MO, 2005
3. Lazar RL, Speizer AE, Handy C, Festa JR, Radoeva P, Krakauer JW, Marshall RS: Aphasia Severity and Lesion Location Are Not Sufficient to Predict Aphasia Recovery at 90 Days. Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, Miami Beach, FL, 2005.
4. Festa JR, Lazar RM, Marshall RS, Speizer AE, Matejovsky TM, Berman MF: Sedative Challenge Reveals Effects of Head Trauma. Neurology 2006; 67 (submitted)
5. Marshall RS, Krakauer JW, O’Brien KA, Speizer AE, Festa JR, Lazar RM. Tracking recovery of the “unaffected” hand after stroke: Preliminary data from the Columbia Collaborative Specialized Program of Translational Research in Acute Stroke (SPOTRIAS). Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, San Diego, CA. 2006.
6. Riley C, Prabhakaran, S, Krakauer JW, Marshall RS, Speizer AE, Chong J, Lazar RL. Divergent Patterns of Recovery from aphasia. Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, San Diego, CA. 2006.
7. Lazar RL, Marshall RS, Festa JR, Speizer AE, Krakauer JW. Variability in Language Recovery after First Time Stroke. Neurol Neurosurg PsychiatrySeptember 10, 2007.
Get in touch
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