Voice mentorship, coaching, & clinical training for voice SLPs
Voice teletherapy for adults
Specialized in neurological voice disorders
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WHAT CLIENTS SAY
- Adductor spasmodic dysphonia client
“This voice therapy is amazing and helping me SO MUCH. I knew it was helping, but yesterday proved how much. I was able to get my voice back together pretty fast, which never happened before (until therapy, anyway)…and today I’ve been on today I’ve been on the phone for most of the day and it’s doing very well…”
- Adductor spasmodic dysphonia patient
Speech Language Pathologist & Clinical Voice Specialist
Christie DeLuca is a Voice-Specialized Speech Language Pathologist who provides mentorship and training for SLPs and SLP-to-bes interested in pursing a career in Voice in the SLP field as well as treatment and education to those with voice and upper airway disorders. She specializes in neurological voice disorders.
Christie has had a unique journey to the field of voice and speech language pathology. She was diagnosed with the neurological voice disorder, spasmodic dysphonia, in 2011. Through experiencing the effects of dealing with a chronic communication disorder first hand, this perspective has provided Christie with an extraordinary insight into patient centered care practices that she both deeply instills in her mentees and uses when treating those with voice and upper airway disorders. Christie has a distinctive perspective for treating clients with a highly effective and supportive approach to treatment, which trickles into every aspect of her training aspiring voice SLPs.
Christie graduated with a Master's of Science Degree with Honors in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from New York University. She has specialized experience as a clinical voice specialist at several of the country's nationally ranked hospitals. Christie completed her Clinical Fellowship at the Mount Sinai Hospital Grabscheid Voice and Swallowing Center in NYC. She has worked at the Mount Sinai Hospital Icahn School of Medicine Dystonia and Motor Research Lab with Dr. Kristina Simonyan, to research the neural underpinnings of the neurological voice disorder, Spasmodic Dysphonia.
Christie has worked as a Clinical Voice Specialist at Brigham and Women's Hospital and most recently at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, to treat voice and upper airway disorders. She has supervised and trained graduate externs in speech language pathology, is an adjunct instructor for Voice Disorders at NYU, and coaches SLPs on how to break into the field of Voice. Christie has conducted significant research in the area of voice disorders, specifically on Spasmodic Dysphonia. She has presented her research at six American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) conferences, has been a speaker and presenter at the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association Annual Symposium, The Voice Foundation, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital, and at several graduate classes as well as spasmodic dysphonia support groups. Christie continues to engage in research on spasmodic dysphonia with some of the most prominent leaders of spasmodic dysphonia treatment.