Evaluation Procedures

  • Accent Reduction Training for those looking to improve their pronunciation of the English language is now being offered! Email or call for more information. 
  • Modified Barium Swallow Study (MBSS) is considered the gold-standard procedure in assessing swallowing function. These diagnostic tests are conducted in the Radiology Department at Mt. Sinai West. 

Adult Services

Treatment Methods

  • Dysarthria
  • Bells Palsy
  • Stuttering/Cluttering
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Augmentative-Alternative-Communication
  • Accent Reduction Training 

An evaluation includes gathering the patient's history, obtaining doctor's notes/referrals, and conducting formal and informal assessment tasks.  

Some essential instrumentation evaluation procedures are below:

Therapy typically occurs weekly, once a week, for 30 minutes to an hour. The length of time varies but can last between four weeks to a few months. 

Some specialized treatment methods are below:
  • Dysphagia                       
  • Voice
  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia
  • Paradoxical Vocal Fold Movement (PVFM)
  • Neuromuscular Taping-The NeuroMuscular Taping Concept (NMTConcept) is a development of taping based on a deep awareness of exteroceptive stimulation through an elastic adhesive tape. The tape is applied on the surface of the body and offers decompression and/or compression action.
At Westside Voice and Swallowing, we work with you to prevent, diagnose, and rehabilitate your voice, swallowing, speech, and/or language concerns. 


As voice and swallowing specialists, we provide specialized procedures to diagnose and determine the best course of treatment. We collaborate with ENTs and laryngologists to determine the cause of each client's condition and effects of therapy.

Concierge Therapy

The clinicians at Westside Voice and Swallowing also offer home visits to local residences and assisted living facilities for those patients with difficulty travelling. Disorders evaluated and treated include:

  • LSVT LOUD ​is an evidence based treatment protocol used with patients who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. 


  • Oral/Rigid Stroboscopy is used to visually evaluate how the vocal folds are vibrating. This important instrument gives us a close up view of the structures inside and around the larynx to better assess the cause of the vocal impairment, as well as to chart progress.  This procedure is conveniently offered in the office.


Westside Voice and Swallowing