Casey (Catherine) Collins

M.A. CCC-SLP

Casey has been a Speech Language Pathologist since 2006. During graduate school, she focused on the areas of bilingual language learning in children and voice, cognition and swallowing disorders in adults. Upon completion of her graduate training in Boulder, Colorado she moved to Peru to work for the Peace Corps for two years. There, she worked as a Community Health volunteer in a rural village in northern Peru, with children as a speech therapist in addition to completing nutrition, exercise and sanitation projects.

In 2008, Casey returned from Peru and began working in schools and hospitals on the east coast before eventually moving back to her hometown of Bend, Oregon.

Prior to opening her own therapy practice, Sonos Neurotherapies, LLP, with her business partner Kristin Williamson in 2014, Casey worked for four years as the neonatal intensive care (NICU) feeding therapist and bilingual speech and language therapist at St. Charles Hospital System in Bend.

In her role as a Speech Pathologist, Casey has collaborated with Adler’s Voice to support AAC access for children in Central Oregon with a focus on children learning to use AAC for both Spanish and English communication. She is excited to support this dedicated organization as a member of the Board of Directors.

Casey, her husband Pete, their daughter Sophia and their energetic dog Dax enjoy as many mountain-based pursuits as possible including cross-country skiing, mountain biking, trail running, and backcountry skiing. During the winter months, Casey is a volunteer ski coach for the Redmond High School cross-country ski team.

Areas of Specialty

Casey is proficient in the diagnosis and treatment of voice disorders, pediatric feeding disorders and language disorders affecting children who are learning two languages. She has completed research under the supervision of Dr. Lorrain Ramig who developed the widely used Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) and is certified in this therapy. She is also certified in the Lessac Madsen Resonant Voice Technique (LMRVT) for voice disorders and has suffered from and is passionately dedicated to the treatment of vocal cord dysfunction (VCD).

Casey has completed extensive training in the evaluation and treatment of pediatric feeding and swallowing with renowned instructors such as Catherine Shaker. In 2018 Casey completed the TOTS (tethered oral tissues specialty) training with Autumn Henning and works with babies and children after tongue releases to improve swallowing and speech.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Communication Science and Disorders, University of New Hampshire
  • Master of Arts, Speech Language Pathology, University of Colorado – Boulder

Certification

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Licensed by the State of Oregon by the Board of Examiners For Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology

"I have had the pleasure of working with Casey Collins since moving to Bend to practice Pediatrics eight years ago. I entrust the care of my most complex patients to Casey for her guidance and opinion. She has been a tremendous support for children and families with issues surrounding feeding, growth and developmental speech pathology.”

John D. Peoples, MD FAAP, Central Oregon Pediatric Associates

“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."

Adam Williams, MD, Bend Memorial Clinic

"Our family has been working with Casey for over five years now. She is a wonderful therapist, who is highly skilled and passionate. My daughter has accomplished the impossible with her assistance. Casey is an assist to any child’s therapy program and we highly recommend her. Thank you Sonos Neurotherapies.”

Nicole Pierce

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