Overview

Overview

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) at Cleveland Clinic Florida specialize in diagnosing and managing of a variety of acquired communication and swallowing disorders in adults due to disease, deformity, or disability from injury or surgery.

Our SLPs work collaboratively with other departments such as Otolaryngology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonary, and Oncology to provide a comprehensive team-based approach to treating patients with a variety of disorders. Our SLPs are licensed by the state of Florida and are certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

For more information on Speech Pathologists at Cleveland Clinic Florida, visit our department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

What We Treat

What We Treat

Common Conditions Treated

  • Swallowing disorders (dysphagia)
  • Voice disorders (dysphonia)
  • Motor speech disorders (dysarthria and apraxia of speech)
  • Fluency and resonance disorders (stuttering, VPI)
  • Language disorders (aphasia)
  • Cognitive-communicative disorders (thinking, memory, and learning)
  • Alaryngeal speech/swallowing disorders
  • Trismus

We Treat Patients With

  • Brain Injury (CVA, trauma)
  • Head, neck and esophageal cancer (pre-radiation/surgical counseling with managagment)
  • Total Laryngectomy
  • Prograssive neurological disorders (Parkinsonism, Motor Neuron disease, MS, dementia)
  • Laryngeal abnormalities (vocal fold paralysis, vocal fold lesions)
  • Professional voice users (signers)
  • Spinal cord injury and dysfunction
  • Pulmonary disorders (COPD, trach dependent, chronic cough)

Treatment Programs and Services Offered

  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT)
  • McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program (MDTP)
  • Neuromuscular electrostimulation
  • Tracheoesophageal Voice Prothesis (TEP) and Electrolarynx training
  • Passy-Muir Valve for tracheostomy tube
  • Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC) devices

Specialty Instrumental Evaluations offered

  • Videofluoroscopic swallowing study (aka Modified Barium Swallow study)
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Videoendoscopy with stroboscopy (flexible and rigid)
  • Nasoendoscopic evaluation
  • EMG biofeedback modality
Staff

Staff

Melissa Grassia-Chisholm, MS, CCC-SLP | Cleveland Clinic Florida

Melissa Grassia-Chisholm, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Melissa studied Vocal Performance at Berklee College of Music in Boston and completed her Bachelor of Arts in Music at Adelphi University in Long Island, New York. She obtained her Master of Science in Speech Pathology at Nova Southeastern University. She joined Cleveland Clinic in 2016. Melissa enjoys bridging her talents in singing as a vocal performer with her patients in the voice clinic. She established the Parkinson’s support group at Cleveland Clinic in 2016.

Jessica Wind Gregor, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S | Cleveland Clinic Florida

Jessica Wind Gregor, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Speech Language Pathologist

Jessica obtained her Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and her Master of Science in Speech Pathology at Rush University in Chicago. She holds her Board Certification in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. She joined Cleveland Clinic in 2016. Jessica enjoys multidisciplinary collaboration in dysphagia diagnostics and intervention. She specializes in rehabilitation of patients with head and neck cancer, to include total laryngectomy.

Jeanene Alessi-Graziano, Speech Language Pathologist | Cleveland Clinic Floida

Jeanene Alessi-Graziano, M.S. CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Jeanene completed her Bachelor of Arts at the City University of New York- College of Staten Island and her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Nova Southeastern University. Jeanene joined Cleveland Clinic in 2011. Her clinical interests include evaluation and rehabilitation of speech, language, cognition and swallowing for adults with neurological disorders.

Jimena Ojeda, Speech Language Pathologist Cleveland Clinic Florida

Jimena Ojeda MA CCC-SLP, CBIS
Speech Language Pathologist

Jimena completed her Bachelor of Science in Audiology and Speech Pathology at Florida State University and her Master of Arts in Communicative Disorders with a bilingual certification at San Diego State University. She joined Cleveland Clinic Florida in 2019.

Her clinical interests include speech, language, cognition, and swallowing impairments in adults with neurological disorders.

Jaimie P. Anderson, Speech Language Pathologist

Jaimie P. Anderson, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Jaimie completed her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Communication Science and Disorders at Florida State University. She completed her clinical fellowship at University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She joined Cleveland Clinic Florida in 2019.

Populations of interest include head injury, head and neck cancer, and Parkinson’s disease. She specializes in intra-operative language mapping for patients with brain tumors and epilepsy.

Appointments & Locations

Appointments & Locations

Make an Appointment

To request an appointment, please call toll-free 877.463.2010.
For additional information, please call toll-free 866.293.7866.

Location

Cleveland Clinic Florida
2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd
Weston, FL 33331
Desk 14/15