Speech Pathologist Susan Loughrey Joins FMH Rehabilitation Department
December 6, 2007
Susan Loughrey, MA, CCC-SLP, has been appointed speech-language pathologist at Franklin Memorial Hospital providing services for inpatients as well as outpatients, according to Marie Wade, FMH Director of Physical Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine.
Speech-language pathology services optimize individuals' ability to communicate and/or swallow in natural environments to improve their quality of life. Loughrey works with patients of all ages to improve speech, language, and cognition and memory skills; and works with children and adults to help them swallow safely. One of her priorities is conducting modified barium swallow studies for those with feeding issues.
Before joining Franklin Memorial Hospital, Loughrey was a clinician for five years at Home Health Visiting Nurses of Southern Maine providing speech and language services, and treatment for feeding and swallowing problems in infants and toddlers under the age of three, as well as adults.
Loughrey completed a yearlong clinical Fellowship Year at Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center in New Hampshire after receiving her Master's degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Prior to that she received her Bachelor's degree in hearing and speech sciences from the University of Florida in Gainesville. She is certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and licensed by the State of Maine.
"We are very excited to have Susan join our team. She is a very versatile and dynamic speech-language pathologist with a wide array of abilities and experiences," said Wade. "She is truly a great asset to our department and to our community."
Loughrey is the parent of two grown daughters and is the grandmother of four. She is presently building a home in Turner, in which she expects to move into in the near future. Besides spending time with her grandchildren, she enjoys gardening, cooking, walking, and playing with her Australian shepherd, Lily, during her free time.
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