Meet your Speech Therapist

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Cecelia Pizano, MS CCC SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

I was introduced to communication disorders as an undergraduate student when a professor encouraged me to volunteer in a therapy clinic. There I observed a session that changed my life and set me on my path. I saw a 20 year old man with a brand new family struggling to cope with a head injury he acquired on a construction site. He was left with minimal language skills and I understood for the first time the value of something we take for granted each day--a life without the words to express your thoughts, ideas, desires, and frustrations.
After graduating from Texas State University, I started my career on the east coast and had the opportunity to work as Lead Speech Pathologist at a Washington, D.C. hospital. In 18 years of practice, my journey has taken me to many U.S. locations, many hospitals and rehab facilities and finally Oregon and PeaceHealth. 
My experiences taught me how to see and treat the WHOLE person. Having branched out on my own I feel I can now provide the quality of care I have always endeavored to deliver to each of my patients. I value a patient and family centered approach that ensures collaboration in setting goals.
A communication impairment is humbling and down-right frustrating and sometimes requires really hard work. I strive to make speech therapy fun, engaging and something to look forward to!

 

Certifications & Training

Master's of Science

Communication Sciences & Disorders from Texas State University 2004

Certificate of Clinical Competence

Maintained since 2005 by the national accrediting board, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Oregon license

Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

LSVT LOUD CERTIFIED

Trained and Certified Lee Silverman Voice Treatment clinician since 2010. Ideal for Parkinson's patients but can benefit a variety of other speech and voice conditions.

MDTP Certified

McNeil Dysphagia Therapy Program training for severe, acute and chronic dysphagia. This program can especially benefit those who may have had limited success from traditional swallow therapy.

Certification in Geriatric Care

Currently undergoing a 25-hour multidisciplinary training that provides specialized skills for working with older adults.

 

Insurance Options

Insurance Plans Accepted

Medicare

Accepting Medicare patients

Medicare Advantage

Currently undergoing credentialing with United Health Care to provide in-network services to Medicare Advantage patients. If you have another Medicare Advantage plan you want to use, feel free to contact me with that request.

Private Insurances

Amplify Speech Therapy does not currently file with private medical insurances on the client's behalf. We do offer a Superbill after each visit that you may submit to your insurance carrier for a refund of approved services. And we can provide information to help guide you through the pre-approval process to ensure speech therapy services are covered by your insurance carrier.

Private Pay

As a Medicare Provider, Amplify's charges are dictated by the Medicare fee schedule. Feel free to call for an estimate of prices if paying out of pocket.

 

Operating Hours

Offering home visits and virtual visits

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 6:00pm
By appointment