Ginger joined Sonos Neuropathies in the spring of 2020, having recently and happily moved to Central Oregon with her husband, Mike. She grew up in Baguio City, Philippines, settling in Texas after college where she raised 2 children who are now the parents of her 4 precious young grandchildren. Ginger completed her undergraduate and graduate work at Baylor University and then worked primarily with interdisciplinary teams in a large academic medical center in Central Texas, addressing a wide range of communication and swallowing issues. In 2014, Ginger moved to Seattle to work in collaboration with ENT specialists at the University of Washington Medical Center and then 7 years later moved to the SF Bay area continuing with similar work, focusing exclusively on the areas of voice, swallow, and upper airway breathing disorders.
Ginger has many interests both indoors and out. She loves to host friends and family in her home, she loves to read fiction, nonfiction, and stay informed of current issues, and she loves to travel far and wide plus explore her beautiful new home state of Oregon.
Areas of Specialty
Ginger’s professional passions center on disorders occurring in the throat, and she has significant depth of continuing education and experience in the evaluation and treatment of these:
- Voice disorders/dysphonia/hoarseness/vocal fatigue in adults and children associated with vocal fold lesions, vocal fold weakness, and the aging voice. Ginger has special training and experience with LBGTQ individuals seeking a changed voice to express their gender preference. And, since the speaking voice and singing voice are from the same instrument, Ginger is happy to work with singers with voice complaints. When working with voice changes due to Parkinson’s, her preferred approach is SPEAK OUT!® followed by the group maintenance program The LOUD Crowd®.
- Swallow disorders/dysphagia in adults associated with: neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and stroke affect the treatment of head and neck cancer, including surgery and radiation therapy.
- Chronic cough and shortness of breath associated with laryngeal hypersensitivity, vocal cord dysfunction, paradoxical vocal fold motion, and exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction.
Thanks to her many years working in medical settings, Ginger highly values collaboration with physicians. She will seek the best possible overall understanding of your area of concern .to plan your treatment program appropriately.
- Bachelor of Science in Education, Baylor University
- Master of Science in Speech Pathology, Baylor University
- Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology from the American Speech, Language Hearing Association (ASHA)
- Licensed by the State of Oregon by the Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
- Trained provider in SPEAK OUT!® and The LOUD Crowd®
"Sonos has been a great partner in our multidisciplinary concussion clinic. They have stepped up to serve our patients and we enjoy the coordination of care that we feel brings the patients improved care. On an individual basis, our patients have gained tools and knowledge to address challenges from brain injury in their everyday lives. Practical tips and tools that are invaluable. SONOS helps to change lives for those suffering from traumatic brain injury.”
“As an asthma specialist involved in the care of patients of all ages with laryngeal hypersensitivity and vocal cord dysfunction, I have had the opportunity to share numerous patients with the speech and language pathologists at Sonos. I have been very impressed by the professionalism, communication, quality of care, and outstanding results that my patients get under their care. It is very rewarding to see the results they achieve with the patients I refer to them."
"I always trust that Sonos Neurotherapies is going to provide excellent therapy and care for my patients. Families and patients love the specialists there and the support they provide.”
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