161. Speech-Language Pathology for Multiple Sclerosis w/ Dr. Marissa Berrera

Season #1

Today I am talking with Dr. Marissa Barrera, the Assistant Dean of Health Sciences and Director of the Graduate Program in Speech Language Pathology at the Katz School of Science and Health at Yeshiva University in New York City. On today's episode, we talk about cognition, speech, and swallowing symptoms in multiple sclerosis and how to advocate for the care that will set you up for success down the road.

Dr. Marissa A. Barrera is the Assistant Dean of Health Sciences and Director of the Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology at the Katz School of Science and Health, Yeshiva University. Dr. Barrera is an internationally recognized medical Speech-Language Pathologist, Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist, and a leading expert on the use of modalities for speech and swallowing rehabilitation, including Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES), Surface Electromyography (sEMG) and Neuromuscular Taping. As a researcher and author, Dr. Barrera has lectured around the globe on a wide range of clinical care topics ranging from MS fatigue, dysphagia, NMES, motor speech disorders, cognition and neurogenerative diseases. She has been featured in CBS News, Women’s Health, Vice Magazine, ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathology and MTV. Dr. Barrera is a member of the Healthcare Provider Council for the National MS Society and serves on the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Advisory Board. She also serves as distinguished faculty for the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers and was the recipient of the 2023 ARTY Award for Best Practices in MS by CMC.



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