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Michele Firsching MA, CCC-SLP

Michele Firsching, MA, CCC-SLP

  • Primary Specialties
    • Speech Language Pathology
  • Primary Address 551 Lone Pine Blvd
    The Dalles, OR 97058
  • Primary Phone 541.296.7202

Michele Firsching is a speech-language pathologist at Mid-Columbia Medical Center.

She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology summa cum laude

at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois, and received her Master of Arts in Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Prior to joining MCMC, Michele worked in a variety of settings, including Infinity Rehab in Hood River, Interface Rehab in Lancaster, California and RehabCare in Rockford, Illinois. Her areas of interest include cognitive impairments and swallowing, speech, language and voice disorders.

Michele helps her patients make meaningful improvements to their quality of life through collaboration and patient-centered care. She loves working with adults of all backgrounds to meet their goals, whether it is to improve communication abilities after a stroke, maintain communication skills after a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease or overcome chronic hoarseness.

Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Michele relocated to the Gorge in 2017 and fell in love with the area and its people. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog, Boomer, singing in the community choir or musical, cross stitching and traveling to enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the world.

Education

Master of Arts in Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology, summa cum laude, Elmhurst College

Certifications

Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American-Speech-Hearing Association (ASHA)
LSVT Loud certified clinician
VitalStim NMES certified clinician
MBSImP registered clinician

Primary Office

551 Lone Pine Blvd
The Dalles, OR 97058

Phone: 541.296.7202