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Speech and Language Pathology

Sarah Schneider, MS, CCC-SLP

Director and Speech Language Pathologist

Ms. Schneider is the Speech Language Pathology Director and Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. She practices clinically at the Voice and Swallowing Center where she specializes in the evaluation and treatment of all aspects of voice and upper airway with special expertise in the professional speaking and singing voice. She also has training and experience in alaryngeal voice restoration, pediatric voice and instrumental assessment of velopharyngeal insufficiency.


 

Cara Evans, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Cara Evans, is a speech-language pathologist at UCSF’s Voice and Swallowing Center and Head and Neck Oncology Clinic. She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders related to head and neck cancer. Her clinical interests include speech, voice and swallowing outcomes following surgery or chemoradiation for head and neck cancer.

 


 

Laura Habich, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Laura Habich, is a speech-language pathologist at the UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center and Head and Neck Surgical Oncology with the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS). She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of swallowing, voice, and upper airway disorders. Her clinical interests include professional speaking/singing voice, neurogenic voice disorders, paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder, chronic cough, irritable larynx syndrome, and dysphagia in the head and neck cancer population. Her scholarly interests include the evaluation and treatment of paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder.
 

Joey Laus, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Senior Speech Language Pathologist

Ms. Laus is board certified as a Swallowing Specialist (BCS-S). She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders. She has specialized training and certification in the utilization of advanced instrumentation for diagnostics and treatment.


 

Brittany Mitchell, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Brittany L. Mitchell, is a Speech-Language Pathologist at the UCSF Voice and Swallowing Center and Head and Neck Surgical Oncology in the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS). She has experience in the assessment and management of a variety of speech, language, cognitive, voice, and swallowing disorders in both the pediatric and adult population. Her clinical and scholarly interests include the study of voice production and voice disorders, alaryngeal speech, management of neurogenic dysphagia, and the comprehensive rehabilitation of voice and swallowing following both surgical intervention and adjuvant therapies for patients with head and neck cancer.
 

 

Erik Steele, MFA, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Mr. Steele specializes in the evaluation and treatment of patients with wide ranging voice, swallowing, and upper airway problems. Clinical and scholarly interests include individualized care of the professional voice, the use of advanced instrumental diagnostics in voice and swallowing, patient-centered rehabilitation of voice, speech and swallowing following head and neck cancer treatment, and community outreach to promote greater awareness of voice, swallowing and upper airway problems and therapies.


 

Sky Yang, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Ms. Yang specializes in the evaluation and treatment of patients with a wide range of swallowing disorders. Her clinical and scholarly interests include voice and swallowing disorders, particularly in head and neck cancer, and neurogenic populations. She has specialized training and certification in the utilization of advanced instrumentation for diagnostics and treatment.