Michelle Coffaro, M.S., CCC-SLP
Michelle Coffaro is a licensed speech-language pathologist (SLP) in the state of Ohio. She holds a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders/Speech Language Pathology from Syracuse University. She completed her undergraduate studies at Ohio University, earning a Bachelor of Health Science (B.S.) degree.
With a range of clinical experience across the lifespan (infant to adults), Michelle is trained across a variety of speech-language domains, conducting diagnostic assessments and providing individualized plans of care. Her more specific interests include autism, neurological deficits, feeding and swallowing, and adolescent social skills training. She has extensive experience working with adults with cognitive communication deficits and feeding and swallowing disorders also known as dysphagia. Michelle is a McNeil Dysphagia Therapy provider, making her 1 of 14 such providers in the state of Ohio. Additionally, she is a certified endoscopist and owner of a mobile swallow study company, providing instrumental swallow assessments via Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES). She truly enjoys all aspects of clinical work. Her innovative techniques allow her to work effectively with patients across a variety of settings.
Michelle’s pediatric and adolescent experiences include administering treatment to children with expressive/receptive language disorders, articulation, pragmatic deficits, and swallowing disorders. Her clinical experience with adults includes working with individuals who suffer from strokes, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), head and neck cancer, swallowing disorders and dementia. Michelle’s services always focus on improving the health and quality of life of her patients. She enjoys collaborating with other health care professionals, parents, and caregivers.
In 2015, Michelle traveled to Tanzania, Africa with a group of medical professionals through TriHealth. She spent time in an orphanage and in a hospital where she introduced speech and language topics and services to an under-served area. She continues to stay in touch providing ongoing support and professional development. More recently, she became the co-founder and vice president of the Dysphagia Outreach Project, a nonprofit organization. Outside of being an SLP, Michelle enjoys traveling, the outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends.