Meet your Speech Therapist
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
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.
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 Plans Accepted
Accepting Medicare patients.
For Medicare Advantage, see details regarding Private Insurances below.
Accepting PacificSource insurance.
If you have coverage under another medical insurance carrier, Amplify will assist with getting any required documentation or pre-authorization so that your plan's speech therapy benefits are maximized.