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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

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 Collins, 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).

Corrine Reichert

Corrine Reichert, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathology
Billings Clinic Broadwater - Townsend, MT
Education: Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Special Interests/Certifications: Trained in the SOS (Sequential-Oral-Sensory), treating both adults and children in feeding and/or swallowing difficulties, trained in a variety of disorders including Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dysphagia, Receptive/Expressive Language Disorders, Articulation Disorders, Aphasia, Cleft Palate, and Epilepsy.

Bonnie Lorensen, MA, CCC-SLP

Bonnie Lorenzen, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathology
Education: Indiana University
Cancer Center/Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Special Interests/Certifications: Voice and swallow function, head and neck cancer treatment, myofascial release for voice and swallowing disorders, and fluoroscopic swallow examinations. LSVT certified, McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program certified, and Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile (MBSImp) certified.  

Rehabilitation Therapy Student Information

Information on Student Affiliations

Krista Frank
Occupational Therapy Student Coordinator

Deke Lundman
Physical Therapy Student Coordinator

Cathy Heggem
Speech Language Pathology
Student Coordinator

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