Dallas is a graduate of East Tennessee State University with a Master’s degree in Communication Disorders, class of 2005. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Nursing in 1990. She has extensive experience with over 25 years in health care in a variety of settings. She has been at MRSHC since 2012 and enjoys assisting her patients reach their goals.
Dallas primarily focuses on adult populations and isneuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES/Vital-stim) certified to assist with dysphagia treatment and facial weakness. She is certified in: Lee Silverman Voice Training (LSVT), which is a treatment protocol for individuals with Parkinson’s disease; Spaced Retrieval to help memory impaired patients learn new information and maintain safety in their environments. Dallas is passionate about learning and has attended many continuing education courses including: Voice, Language Development in Children, Scottish Rite Conference in Denver for Literacy and Dyslexia, Kaufmann Speech to Language, Beckman Oral Motor, Myofacial Release, and Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES). She has been awarded the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) Award for Continuing Education (ACE). The ACE is a formal recognition of professionals who have demonstrated their commitment to lifelong learning by earning 7.0 ASHA CEUs (70 contact hours) within a 36-month period.
Dallas works with children with phonological, articulation, apraxia and language disorders. She loves assisting and working with others to meet their goals with language, swallowing, voice, memory and dysarthria. Dallas works with clients that have Vocal Cord Dysfunction (Paroxysmal Vocal Cord Dysfunction).
When not working at MRSHC, some of her hobbies include: yoga (both as student and instructor), tai chi, Reiki Master, dream work, reading, poetry, painting, walking her dog, and traveling with her husband of 26 plus years.