Carolyn Abraham, MS, CCC-SLP, CLT
Western Regional Medical Center
"At Cancer Treatment Centers of America, I provide state-of-the-art techniques and evidence-based speech therapy as I treat patients the way they deserve to be treated."
- Carolyn Abraham, MS, CCC-SLP, CLT
- MS, Speech & Language Pathology - Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.
- BA, Communication Sciences - Temple University, Philadelphia
- Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist
- Certified Lymphedema Therapist
- American Speech-Language Hearing Association
- VitalStim® Therapy
Practicing Since: 2010
“I decided to join Cancer Treatment Centers of America because of its mission to treat patients as they want to be treated,” says Carolyn Abraham, a speech-language pathologist at our hospital outside of Phoenix. “This approach means I can provide the level of service my patients deserve and help them with their quality of life.”
Abraham, who became a member of our team of cancer experts in 2012, is inspired by her patients. As patients go through cancer treatment and rehabilitation, she works with them to find strategies and exercises that help them continue to eat and drink as normally as possible. Abraham also coaches patients on how to think more clearly, organize their thoughts and find the right words. In addition, she helps patients rediscover their voice if they have lost it because of a vocal surgery (e.g., laryngectomy) or due to nerve damage.
Abraham holds a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences from Temple University in Philadelphia and a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.
She completed clinical training at Stoddard Baptist Nursing Home and the Lab School of Washington, both in Washington, D.C., as well as INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia. Her work included administering bedside swallow evaluations; speech, language and cognitive evaluations; planning individual therapy sessions; and educating patients and families.
Additionally, Abraham completed a clinical fellowship at NMS Healthcare in Hyattsville, Maryland. She has served as a speech-language pathologist for healthcare facilities in Texas, California and Arizona.
Abraham is certified in speech-language pathology. She holds a certificate in clinical competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and is certified in VitalStim, a treatment for dysphagia, or difficulty with swallowing.