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.

ASHA'S ACE Award 

Awarded by the national accreditation board, ASHA, for commitment to lifelong education and learning. 

 

Insurance Options

Insurance Plans Accepted

Medicare

Accepting Medicare patients.

Medicare Advantage

Accepting PacificSource insurance starting September 1. 

Accepting United Health Care (Optum for therapy services) and other insurances as out-of-network. Amplify is able to assist with any pre-authorization requirements and documentation to get medically indicated services covered. 

Private Insurances

If you have coverage under another medical insurance carrier, we will assist you with getting speech therapy services covered as an out-of-network provider. We will work with you to determine your benefits so you have full transparency of the reimbursement rate. If able, we will bill your insurance directly. Otherwise, Amplify provides a Superbill (similar to a receipt) outlining your services, which you may then submit to your insurance for reimbursement.

Private Pay

 

Operating Hours

Offering home visits and virtual visits

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