Gabrielle L. Ambrose, M.S., CCC-SLP

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Voice and Swallowing Therapist

Speech-Language Pathologist

 

Certification & Training

Certification: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Fellowship: The Voice Clinic of Indiana

Graduate Degree: Master of Science in Speech, Language and Learning, Northwestern University

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Theology, Fordham University

 

Clinical Interests

Gabrielle’s clinical interests include the evaluation and treatment of voice, swallowing, and airway disorders. Her background as a singer grants her a unique understanding of the demands placed on professional and non-professional voice users, as well as a deep appreciation for laryngeal biomechanics required for working with patients with swallowing and airway disorders. Areas of particular interest include:

  • Professional and non-professional voice users (e.g., singers, actors, teachers, lawyers, business professionals, etc.)
  • Muscle Tension Dysphonia
  • Transgender Voice
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction/Paradoxical Vocal Fold Movement
  • Laryngeal Sensory Neuropathy and Chronic Cough
  • Oropharyngeal Dysphagia (e.g., head and neck cancer, stroke, TBI, neurodegenerative disorders, etc.)

Gabrielle’s intention for her therapeutic work with all of her patients is that they leave feeling personally empowered and equipped with the technical skills needed to enhance their quality of life.

 

Academic Interests

Gabrielle enjoys pursuing various continuing education opportunities in the field of speech-language pathology. During her clinical fellowship, she completed Emory Voice Center’s Laryngeal Imaging and Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing Workshop, where she learned the hands-on skills required for instrumental evaluation of voice, swallowing, and airway disorders. She is currently a member of Purdue University’s I-Eat Dysphagia Study Group, where she collaborates with a network of professionals working with patients with dysphagia to review and discuss the most current research on evaluation and treatment approaches.

 

Professional Affiliations

2016-Present: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

2016-Present: Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Member of the Marketing Committee

2012 – 2015: National Student Speech Language Hearing Association, Vice President of Northwestern University Chapter

 

More About Gabrielle

Gabrielle grew up in a small town on the border of Connecticut and New York State. With the backdrop of New York City just around the corner, Gabrielle was drawn to the performing arts from a young age. She spent her summers during high school participating in various music programs around the country, including Interlochen Arts Academy and New York University’s CAP 21. As a freshman in college, she completed a year as a vocal performance major at Lawrence Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin before moving to New York City to pursue her dream of training and working in musical theater while studying Philosophy and Theology at Fordham University. During her time in NYC, Gabrielle worked extensively to develop her own voice and understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the vocal mechanism. Her passion for helping others find their voice ultimately led her to pursue graduate studies in speech-language pathology at Northwestern University.  At Northwestern, she was introduced to the world of swallowing disorders, which expanded her areas of interest within the field. After completing her studies, Gabrielle was honored to accept a position as a clinical fellow at The Voice Clinic of Indiana, where she now enjoys working with voice, swallowing and airway patients as a certified speech-language pathologist.