Mary Burns


As a nationally-licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, Mary has worked across a variety of settings since 2014. She completed her undergraduate training at University of Oregon and her master’s degree at Northern Arizona University.

She is passionate about patient, family, and community education opportunities related to communication and swallowing impairments. She has completed and published research regarding early literacy skills and the use of technology to supplement children’s development. She has facilitated stroke education courses, communication support groups, and currently helps facilitate a communication course offered by Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon.

In her spare time, Mary volunteers for the Lupus Foundation of America (PNW chapter), is a board member for Stroke Awareness Oregon (SAO), enjoys camping, triathlons, and overly ambitious D.I.Y. projects with her friends, family, and two puppies.

Areas of Specialty

Mary is experienced in providing services across the lifespan, from early language development to geriatric care. She specializes in working with adults with communication and/or swallowing disorders. To best serve her patients she actively pursues each opportunity to expand her skills and education, especially in the field of dysphagia diagnosis and treatment. After completing over 120 hours of continuing education in the field, she has established herself as a leader in dysphagia management in Central Oregon.

She carries special certification in McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Protocol (MDTP), Vital Stim (neuromuscular electrical stimulation for dysphagia), SPEAK OUT!® (Parkinson Voice Project), Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile (MBSiMP), and Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow Function (FEES).


  • Bachelor of Science, Communication Disorders and Sciences, University of Oregon 
  • Masters of Science, Speech-Language Pathology, Northern Arizona University


  • 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

"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.”

Viviane Ugalde, MD, The Center

“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

"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.”

Mary T. Rogers, MD, FAAP, Central Oregon Pediatric Associates

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