Our Clinicians

All Westside Voice and Swallowing Disorders teachers are licensed to teach by the state. Many also have certifications or licenses for specific read more

Adult Services

We provide individual speech and language therapy for adults presenting with neurologically based voice and swallowing disorders.  read more

Westside Voice and Swallowing


Children Services

Following the guidelines of ASHA and clinical ethics, we provide services for children with articulation and language delays, dysarthria, as well as voice and fluency problems. read more


Brittany Palmer is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist at Westside Voice, who specializes in working with adults with voice and swallowing disorders. She received a Master of Science in Communication Disorders from Western Kentucky University in December, 2016.  Her background is in vocal performance with degrees from The Eastman School of Music and Florida State University and she has been performing professionally for over ten years.

Ms. Palmer is certified/trained in the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment-LOUD (LSVT), laryngeal massage, and Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy, and Compton Accent Modification.  She obtained experience working with a variety of patients with voice and swallowing disorders in the inpatient and outpatient settings at Montefiore Medical Center.  

She continues to perform professionally in the US and abroad and is also an adjunct instructor at Yeshiva University.  Ms. Palmer is delighted to join Amanda Hembree at Westside Voice and looks forward to helping individuals with communication challenges.

Amanda C. Hembree, MA CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist with nearly 20 years of  expertise in voice and swallowing disorders, adult language disorders, neurological disorders of speech and swallowing and post-surgical head and neck rehabilitation. Ms. Hembree is a graduate of Valparaiso University, where she received a BM in voice performance & BA in Communication Disorders and received her Master's Degree in Speech - Language Pathology from New York University.
Ms. Hembree is LSVT - Certified.

Ms. Hembree is the Clinical Coordinator of the New York Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders, under the Medical Direction of Dr. Andrew Blitzer at the  Head & Neck Surgical Group. She maintains a small private practice with the Head & Neck surgical group and is affiliated with St. Lukes/Roosevelt Hospital Center. She is also affiliated with ENT & Allergy Associates;  treating patients in their Westside Office.  

Ms. Hembree has been published in Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, v51 n2 p350-366 Apr 2008 titled “Vocal Hygiene Education, Voice Production Therapy, and the Role of Patient Adherence: A Treatment Effectiveness Study in Women with Phonotrauma” and operative techniques in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery: Swallowing Disorders, Vol 8, # 4, 1997 titled “Dysphagia Evaluation and Treatment.” Ms. Hembree is also a co-author of “Sensation and swallowing: Endoscopic evaluation of deglutition in the anesthetized larynx,” from The Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology 2002:111:291-294.

Brittany Palmer, M.M., M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist


Amanda Hembree, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist/ Owner