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Speech Therapy

Speech therapy (or Speech-Language Pathology) is the evaluation and treatment of communication, swallowing, or speech disorders. Speech therapy is performed by speech-language pathologists (SLPs), which are more commonly referred to as speech therapists. 

Billings Clinic speech therapists (speech-language pathologists) work closely with your doctor and other health care specialists to provide therapy for speech disorders that develop in childhood or speech impairments in adults caused by an injury or illness, such as stroke or brain injury. 

Our speech therapists can: 

  • Provide swallowing evaluations and treatment 

  • Address speech and language disorders, fluency (stuttering), and voice disorders 

  • Assess cognition including memory, attention, and executive functioning 

Meet the Billings Clinic Speech Language Pathology Team

Cathy Heggem

Cathy Heggem, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathology/Augmentative and Alternative Communication Specialist
Billings Clinic West
Education: University of Montana
Special Interests/Certifications: Swallowing issues, aphasia, dysarthria, cognitive dysfunction, traumatic brain injury, as well as augmentative and alternative communication

Rebekah McKennzie

Rebekah McKennzie, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathology
Billings Clinic West
Education: University of Minnesota
Special Interests/Certifications: early intervention (birth-3 year) and early childhood (3-5 year) speech/language delay, autism spectrum disorders, fluency/stuttering, motor speech disorders (apraxia), speech sound disorders related to cleft lip/palate, selective mutism, and aural rehabilitation (hearing loss)

Katie Sam

Katie Sam, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathology
Billings Clinic West
Education: University of Montana
Special Interests/Certifications: Pediatric services, Pediatric feeding and swallowing specialist 

Carol Morse

Carol Morse, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathology
Billings Clinic Heights/Westend

Kelly Hylland

Kelly Hylland, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Cancer Center/Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Education: University of Colorado at Boulder
Special Interest/Certifications: Voice and swallowing function, head and neck cancer treatment, LSVT certified, FEES certified, McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program certified

Michelle Collins

Michelle Collings, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathology
Cancer Center/Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Education: University of New Mexico
Special Interests/Certifications: Dysphagia especially in the head and neck cancer population, voice disorders, manual therapy (myofascial release) for voice and swallowing disorders and fluoroscopic and endoscopic swallow examinations. Certifications include Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile (MBSImp) and McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program (MDTP).

Rehabilitation Therapy Student Information

Information on Student Affiliations

Krista Frank
Occupational Therapy Student Coordinator
kfrank@billingsclinic.org

Deke Lundman
Physical Therapy Student Coordinator
dlundman@billingsclinic.org

Cathy Heggem
Speech Language Pathology
Student Coordinator
CHeggem1@billingsclinic.org

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800-252-1246

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