Alicia Colby is a speech language pathologist (SLP) who graduated with her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Communication Science and Disorders and Speech Language Pathology from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH.
She is licensed by the board of North Carolina and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association.
Alicia has been practicing speech language pathology in a variety of settings as part of a multidisciplinary team since 2016, with both pediatric and adult populations. Experiences include working within outpatient clinical setting, inpatient rehabilitative settings, home health care, skilled nursing facilities, schools, telehealth, and early intervention.
Pediatric Speech and Language:
Alicia has speech and language experience in the pediatric population which includes diagnosis and treatment of:
- Receptive and Expressive Language Delays and Disorders
- Articulation Delays and Disorders
- Phonological Delays and Disorders
- Apraxia of Speech
- Voice Issues/Vocal Hygiene
- Oral Motor Impairments- motor planning, dysarthria, increased tone
- Other neurological diagnoses
Alicia is a strong believer in using play-based and family-centered and/or team approach during pediatric speech and language therapy, where the family and therapist work together to create a supportive team, to help the child in meeting their therapy goals. Alicia believes in building a positive and motivating rapport to ensure that the child feels comfortable and supported, while making progress towards their goals.
Alicia has experience in working with developing and implementing various low and high-tech alternative and augmentative communication (AAC, e.g., signing, PECS, communication boards, iPad communication applications, communication devices, etc.), to promote functional communication within the child’s environment.
Feeding and Swallowing:
Alicia also has managed and treated dysphagia and feeding problems across the lifespan spectrum to include:
- Neurological impairment including cerebral palsy and stroke
- Degenerative disease in adults and pediatrics
- Heart conditions/fatigue
- Modified Diets
- Selective Eating
- Sensory Feeding Disorders
Adult Speech and Language:
Additionally, Alicia has experience with adult populations which includes the diagnosis and treatment of:
- Cognition and Memory
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Post Head and Neck Cancer Treatment for speech and dysphagia
- Voice Disorders associated with Parkinson’s, Vocal Fold Nodules and Polyps, Vocal Fold Paralysis, Spasmodic Dysphonia, etc.