Michelle Parker joined the Ear, Nose & Throat Center in 2018 and is currently completing a Clinical Fellowship in Speech-Language Pathology. Michelle earned her Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Utah State University and was awarded Researcher of the Year in her graduate program. Michelle has completed internships at the University of Utah and Intermountain Medical Center with an emphasis in evaluation and treatment of dysphagia, aphasia, and cognitive communication disorders in the acute and rehabilitation settings. She also completed a clinical rotation providing voice therapy at Logan Regional Hospital and Cache Valley Specialty Hospital.
Michelle has published academic research in the Journal of Voice and presented at the Psychonomic Society Meeting in Vancouver, BC. Her research interests include how vocal features, such as vocal fry, influence the listener's impressions of the speaker. She was selected to present on this topic at Ignite USU 2018, a TedX like event at Utah State University.
Michelle is pleased to accept patients of all ages and provide evaluation and treatment for disorders of swallowing, voice, speech, language, and cognition. Contact your ENT provider for a referral.*Parker, M. A., & Borrie, S. A. (2017). Judgments of intelligence and likability of young adult female speakers of American English: The influence of vocal fry and the surrounding acoustic-prosodic context. The Journal of Voice.