Marsha Sullivan, MA, CCC-SLP

Marsha Sullivan, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathology Department
Munroe-Meyer Institute
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5450

Phone: (402) 559-7180
E-mail: mdsulliv@unmc.edu


Professional Summary:

Marsha Sullivan, MA, CCC-SLP is an Instructor at the Munroe Meyer Institute and in Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has a courtesy instructor appointment in Otolaryngology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She is the Director of the Speech-Language Pathology Department at the Munroe Meyer Institute and the Coordinator of RiteCare Speech Pathology Clinics in Nebraska. She is known in the community for her work with individuals with disorders involving their voice. She has been recognized for “outstanding clinical achievement” from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.

Education:

MA University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1971
BA University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1969

Courses Taught:

SPED 8420, Voice Disorders, a graduate class for the University of Nebraska-Omaha

Research Interests and Projects:

Marsha’s research interests involve improving the communication of all individuals. She has been interested in improving communication for persons who have disorders related to treatments for head and neck cancer. If the larynx or tongue are involved in the treatment, disorders in communication are common and there is a need to find alternate ways to communicate. Communication disorders in children with genetic disorders such a Soto’s syndrome, has also been an interest. Her research has resulted in identification of the disorders and treatment strategies. Additionally some adolescent athletes have symptoms of dyspnea related to paradoxical vocal cord motion. Her research has indicated that using a behavioral approach to eliminate paradoxical vocal cord motion has been an efficient and effective treatment for these athletes.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • American Speech-language-Hearing Association Special Interest Division-Voice Disorders

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