Are you sick of not being heard by medical professionals?
After being told "there is nothing wrong" or "I don't know how to help you" or "they will grow out of it" so many times you may just want to give up.
Please don't lose hope. We are here as an option for people struggling to get speech therapy services for their children or elderly parent. We are here as a listening ear who wants to know how your loved ones impairments are impacting both of your lives.
We are here as advocates for you.
Lisa's voice has been hoarse for months and she is starting to have problems swallowing
She has been to the ear, nose and throat doctor and received limited information about what is causing her issues. The gastroenterologist said they did not have any concerns. While the doctors are saying there is nothing wrong, Lisa's voice and swallowing issues continue to get worse.
Jing has taken her son to the pediatrician multiple times with concerns about how is eating
Jing's son has had swallowing issues since he was born. He struggled to latch when breastfeeding and Jing finally gave up and turned to bottle feeding.
Now that her son has started solid foods, he continue to have difficulty swallowing and gaining weight. Jing is starting to get concerned that her son may not grow out of these feeding issues.
"Ms. Palmer did an excellent job keeping my 3 year old engaged in her speech eval. Especially considering it was done over teleconferencing. Ms. Palmer is very knowledgeable and skilled at her craft. She also provided results within an hour of the test. I would definitely recommend her for any speech and swallowing therapy needs."
"Panika is an awesome resource. She is very knowledgeable and was able to provide me with tons of helpful and practical suggestions for my little one. She is very supportive and helped me to feel confident in what I’m doing and how to move forward. I highly recommend scheduling an appointment with her!"
"I worked closely with Jennifer Andrews a relatively new member of the practice. She worked very patiently and effectively in helping me to learn the stretching, deep breathing , massage and other speaking techniques to improve the speech issue that I have due to stress. She was supportive and very truly caring as was Panika. I would definitely highly recommend this practice."
Panika Palmer, M.S., CCC-SLP
Hello! I started my career working in a skilled nursing facility and then transitioned to the hospital setting working in the NICU, acute care, inpatient rehab and outpatient pediatrics.
I have the MBSImp certification, McNeil Dysphagia Therapy certification and am working toward fulfilling the requirements to be designated as a board certified swallowing specialist (BCS-S).
Jennifer Foxton, M.A, CCC-SLP
My name is Jennifer Foxton. I am a speech-language pathologist and I am originally from the Buffalo, NY area. I moved to Syracuse a few years ago to further my career.
I strive to provide functional and exceptional services to all of my patients. I have worked in the skilled nursing and subacute rehab settings for the past five years and I am excited to transition to the outpatient/home care settings!
I am a certified endoscopist and perform fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) and videostroboscopy.
During my free time, I enjoy training for half marathons and spending time with my fiancé and family. I can’t help giving hints to my sister to help with my nephew’s speech development on the side, though!
I look forward to meeting you and starting your therapy journey.
Emma Adamik, MS, CF-SLP
Hi! I am Emma Adamik. I recently graduated from Syracuse University with a master's degree in speech-language pathology. I am passionate about working with children with communication and feeding disorders. I am so excited to be starting my career as a speech-language pathologist.
Office Manager/Office Biller
Oh hello there! I am Holly Diruzzo and I have spent my entire career in the medical field as an office manager and biller. I am the person that you come to with insurance and billing questions.
I am originally from Central New York. I have 3 beautiful children. When I am not at work, I am soaking up as much time with my children as possible.
I love working on the medical field and getting to know all of our patients.