Jen Carter is a speech pathologist who has been treating adults with dysphagia for more than 20 years, including work at the University of Colorado Hospital and at the nationally renowned Craig Hospital in Denver. In 2007, she was invited to work as a clinical specialist for VitalStim where her passion for dysphagia was ignited. After several years of traveling around the country teaching speech pathologists about swallowing therapy, she was inspired to open her own swallowing therapy clinic where she can make the latest treatment tools and techniques available for patients.
Jen is one of very few Board Certified Specialists in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S) in the state of Colorado. In addition to teaching the Effective Diagnosis and Treatment of Dysphagia course and the VitalStim®Therapy Certification course for CIAO Seminars, she is a frequent speaker on dysphagia at local, state, and national conferences.
Jen’s passion is helping people overcome their difficulty swallowing. She has found this to be the aspect of speech pathology where she can make the greatest impact on patients’ lives. Her goal is to help all people with dysphagia realize that difficulty swallowing does not have to be a way of life.
“Jen is a quality clinician who possesses a rare combination of skills: expert knowledge of the treatment and diagnosis of swallowing problems; the ability to integrate sound clinical reasoning and treatment skills; and the mastery of a variety of treatment methods. Her patients are in expert hands.”
-Yorick Wijting, PT, DPT; Director of VitalStim Therapy
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