Melanie Stevens, MS/CCC-SLP, BCS-S, is a Speech-Language Pathologist with a Board Certification in Swallowing and Clinical Supervisor in the Speech Language Pathology department at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She received her bachelor’s degree in Speech & Hearing Science from The Ohio State University and her master’s degree in communication disorders from Western Carolina University.
She has been practicing for 20 years and has worked as a pediatric Speech Language Pathologist for the past 18 years. For the past 9 years she has worked in the NICU with a primary focus on meeting the communication needs of patients with tracheostomy tubes. She is a member of the multidisciplinary Pediatric Aerodigestive Team at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She also has a focus area in pediatric dysphagia completing bedside clinical evaluations, Video Fluoroscopic Swallowing Studies (VFSS) and Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) and helping to lead initiatives to improve the feeding/swallowing services at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 06/01/2000
|Graduate School||Western Carolina University||Date Completed: 05/31/1998|
|Undergraduate School||The Ohio State University||Date Completed: 05/31/1996|