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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Ann-Marie Naber, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Therapist

CTCA Chicago

"The overall goal for my patients is to help them reach their potential for normal or near-normal functioning to enhance their quality of life."

- Ann-Marie Naber, MS, CCC-SLP

Degree(s)

  • Master of Science, Speech-Language Pathology - Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Bachelor of Science, Speech Pathology and Audiology - Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Certification(s)

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) - American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Practicing since: 2000

Ann-Marie Naber, Speech Therapist, joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Chicago, in November 2016. At CTCA® Chicago, she conducts speech, language and cognitive assessments, as well as evaluations for those with dysphagia (swallowing impairments). Naber provides interventions related to voice restoration, vocal quality, articulation, cognitive-linguistic skills and swallowing function.

“I work closely with each patient to create an individual therapy plan after a thorough evaluation,” says Naber. “Then, I employ rehabilitation techniques for patients facing speech and swallowing impairments. My goal is to help patients live more functional and fulfilling lives.”

Naber assists patients in in both the oncology rehabilitation department and the ear, nose and throat (ENT) clinic. While in the oncology rehabilitation department, she primarily sees patients with cognitive impairments that may occur after brain radiation, craniotomy or chemotherapy. In the ENT clinic, she works with patients who have undergone head and neck surgery, such as total laryngectomy or glossectomy, and those who have received radiation to the head or neck. Naber also provides manual manipulation treatments, such as myofascial release and lymphedema treatments.

Naber studied speech pathology and audiology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, earning her Bachelor of Science degree. She went on to complete her Master of Science degree in speech-language pathology from the same school.

Naber holds a certificate in clinical competence in speech language pathology from the American Speech and Hearing Association. She is a licensed speech pathologist in both Illinois and Wisconsin. She is a member of several organizations, including the American Speech and Hearing Association. Prior to coming to CTCA, Naber had worked in both hospital and clinic settings as a speech language pathologist.

Naber lives in Wisconsin and is proud to be a cheese head. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, and they keep her busy with lots of extracurricular activities. They also enjoy hiking, mountain biking and camping, in their free time.

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