Dr. Marissa A. Barrera, PhD, MSCS, CCC-SLP

Owner, New York Neurogenic SLP, P.C.
Program Director and Associate Professor at Katz’s School of Science and Health, Yeshiva University

New York, New York
     
ABOUT

Dr. Barrera is the owner of New York Neurogenic Speech-Language Pathology, P.C. She is a licensed speech-language pathologist (NY/NJ) & Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist (MSCS) with extensive training in the evaluation & treatment of individuals with neurological condition. She is a recognized expert on the use of modalities (NMES, sEMG, neuromuscular taping, ultrasound) for speech and swallowing rehabilitation and provides clinical training courses globally.

As a researcher and author, Dr. Barrera has lectured in over 15 countries on a wide array of clinical topics ranging from dysphagia, NMES, motor speech disorders, cognition and neurogenerative diseases. She has several peer reviewed publications and over 80 research abstracts. She has been featured in Women’s Health, Vice Magazine, ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathology and MTV’s Funny or Die.Dr. Barrera currently serves as the Program Director and Associate Professor at Yeshiva University’s Graduate Program in Medical Speech Language Pathology. Previously, she has taught at CUNY Lehman College, CUNY Hunter and Columbia University’s graduate programs for speech-language pathology.

For the past 10 years Dr. Barrera has enjoyed serving as an expert medical witness in addition to providing comprehensive IME evaluations. Dr. Barrera has previously worked in a variety of settings including, hospitals, outpatient rehab, home care & private practice.

Dr. Barrera currently sits of the Clinical Advisory Council for the NYC chapter of the National MS Society and the Clinical Advisory Board for the MSF. In 2010, she was the recipient of the MS Rehabilitation Fellowship and since 2012, Dr. Barrera has served as distinguished faculty for the Consortium of MS Centers. In 2019, Dr. Barrera was awarded the Healthcare Professional Champion award from the National MS Society.

Specialties: Primarily works with individuals with Multiple Sclerosis, however, actively treats patients with Parkinson’s Disease, Aphasia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Dementia, Primary Progressive Aphasia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Spinal Cord Injury, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Huntington’s Disease, Myasthenia Gravis, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Expert medical witness, IME evaluations.

Education

Dr. Marissa A. Barrera

The Graduate Center, City Universvity of New York

PhD, Speech-Language and
Hearing Science
2006 – 2016

City University of New York Graduate Center

MPhil, Speech-Language and
Hearing Science
2006 – 2011

Columbia University in the City of New York

MS, Speech-Language
Pathology
2003 – 2015

Experience

yeshiva university

Program Director

Aug 2017 – Present | New York, New York

Program Director, The Katz School of Science and Health, Yeshiva University – Masters of Science – Graduate Program in Medical Speech Language Pathology

Associate Professor

Aug 2019 – Present | New York, New York

Founding Faculty Member – Graduate Program for Speech-Language Pathology.

Courses taught include Neuromotor Speech Disorders, Syndromes and Craniofacial Anomalies, Geriatric Dysphagia and Airway management, Aphasia, Cognitive and Higher Level Language Disorders and Professional Issues/Topics in SLP: Level 1.

Assistant Professor

Jun 2016 – July 2019 | New York, New York

Founding Faculty Member – Graduate Program for Speech-Language Pathology.

Courses taught include Neuromotor Speech Disorders, Syndromes and Craniofacial Anomalies, Geriatric Dysphagia and Airway management, Aphasia, Cognitive and Higher Level Language Disorders and Professional Issues/Topics in SLP: Level 1.

Adjunct Faculty

Nova Southeastern University
May 2018 – Present | 1 yr 4 mos

Adjunct Faculty Member – Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences

 

Courses (online instruction)- Adult language disorders, Acquired motor speech disorders for adults

Owner, New York Neurogenic Speech-Language Pathology

New York Neurogenic Speech-Language Pathology, P.C.

Sep 2008 – Present | 11 yrs
Midtown, Upper West Side, Brooklyn

Since 2008, New York Neurogenic Speech-Language Pathology has served over 2000 patients (both children and adults) with speech, language and swallowing impairments. Located on the Upper West Side in Manhattan with appointments also available via Telehealth, Dr. Marissa Barrera and her clinical team offer comprehensive evaluation and treatment services.

Known for providing specialized neurorehabilitation, NYNeuroSLP offers therapeutic services such as LSVT BIG for Parkinson’s Disease and related neurological conditions as well as NMES therapy and neuromuscular (Kinesio) taping for the treatment of motor speech disorders and dysphagia.

Medical conditions and speech disorders frequently treated at NYNeuroSLP include,Multiple Sclerosis,Parkinson’s Disease, Aphasia, Post-stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Dementia, Primary Progressive Aphasia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Spinal Cord Injury, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Huntington’s Disease, Myasthenia Gravis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Selective Mutism, cleft palate, articulation, motor speech disorders (dysarthria and apraxia), fluency (stuttering), chewing and swallowing (dysphagia), vocal nodules, accent modification, auditory processing disorder, expressive and receptive language, memory/cognition and dyslexia.

Past Experience

  • Co-Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist

    Aspire Center for Health + Wellness Brooklyn, PLLC

    Dec 2014 – Dec 2018 | 4 yrs 1 mo
    2332 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn , NY 11223

    The ASPIRE Center for Health + Wellness Brooklyn is an extension of the hugely successful ASPIRE Manhattan location. Brooklyn’s largest comprehensive rehabilitation center, ASPIRE is located in a sprawling 4,000 square foot storefront facility. ASPIRE offers expert clinical care in the following disciplines: Physical Therapy, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Swallowing Therapy, Cognitive Rehabilitation.

  • Co-Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist

    Aspire Center for Health + Wellness, LLP

    Jul 2012 – Dec 2018 | 6 yrs 6 mos

    248 West 35th Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10001

    The ASPIRE Center for Health + Wellness is New York City’s first largest Health + Wellness. Located in a sprawling 6,000 square foot storefront facility in mid-town Manhattan, ASPIRE as the privilege of treating patients from all over the world. We offer expert clinical care in the following disciplines: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Swallowing Therapy, Cognitive Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Naturopathy, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy and FLOAT/Sensory Deprivation therapy.

  • Co-Creator of Guardian NMES + sEMG; National Training Course Instructor

    Spectramed, LLC

    Aug 2011 – Aug 2017 | 6 yrs 1 mo

    Nationwide

    Developed GUARDIAN course curriculum, obtained ASHA continuing education (CEU) approval, and provide in-person and web-based training courses for rehabilitation professionals on the topic Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) for the treatment of dysphagia (swallowing dysfunction). www.guardiantherapy.com

  • Adjunct Professor, Graduate Program

    Lehman College

    Aug 2008 – May 2014 | 5 yrs 10 mos

    Bronx, New York

    Professor of Acquired Motor Speech and Swallowing Disorders
    Professor of Voice Disorders

  • Chief, Speech-Language Pathologist

    Raymond Naftali Center for Rehab

    Aug 2007 – Mar 2012 | 4 yrs 8 mos

  • Adjunct Professor

    Hunter College

    Aug 2008 – Aug 2011 | 3 yrs 1 mos

Dr. Marissa A. Barrera

Honors & Awards

  • Multiple Sclerosis Certificated Specialist

    Dec 2014 | Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers

    The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers supports a voluntary certification process that reflects knowledge of multiple disciplines in the specialized are of multiple sclerosis care. The Multiple Sclerosis Specialist Certified Specialist (MSCS) provides formal recognition of a specialized body of knowledge felt to be necessary to provide optimal care to those individuals and families living with multiple sclerosis.

  • Featured Clinician – American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.

    Oct 2018 | https://acrm.org/rehab-pulse-around-the-world-fall-2018/interviews/

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