About Michelle Gordon
Michelle Gordon Speech Pathology Inc. is a private speech pathology practice dedicated to assisting individuals in finding their true voice. We provide comprehensive care for individuals who have difficulty in the areas of voice, speech, and swallowing. Our goal is to assist patients in reaching their full potential through caring, personalized, individual therapy.
The human voice is the organ of the soul.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Michelle is an accomplished speech pathologist who loves her profession and truly enjoys caring for her patients. It typically only takes one therapy session for a patient to realize that she is passionate about what she does. To her, it’s not a job, but the satisfaction gained by helping her patients through sometimes the most difficult points in their lives that drives her each and every therapy session.
Having been introduced to the profession at an early age, it was then that she decided to pursue a career as a speech and language pathologist. She went on to graduate from BIOLA University with an undergraduate degree in Communicative Disorders and continued on to complete her Master’s Degree in Communicative Disorders from California State University Fullerton. Following her education, she began working at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach. Over the next 12 years she would refine her skills as a speech pathologist helping thousands of patients reach their full recovery potential. While working at Hoag Hospital she became involved in the specialized care of patients with Parkinson’s disease. She also assisted in the development and training of staff in the use of FEES (Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing) and Stroboscopy. During her final years at Hoag she played an instrumental role in bringing a dedicated Voice and Swallowing Center to Hoag, working alongside an Otolaryngologist to provide patients with comprehensive care.
Leaving Hoag was never easy but she knew that the time had come to raise a family. Always longing to be active in her profession it was not long after the birth of her first child that she established her very own private clinic. As a small private clinic Michelle is not interested in a rotating door of patients but is rather focused on helping few patients reach their full recovery potential. It has always been about helping others through speech therapy and in establishing her own clinic she is now able to focus on the most important piece of her practice, her clients.
Outside of her private practice Michelle helps fellow speech pathologists with complex cases and is often a guest lecturer at both California State University Fullerton and Chapman University helping to build the next generation of speech pathologists. She spends her free time with her husband and raising her two wonderful girls.
“I had a severe case of muscle tension dysphonia (MTD) which caused my voice to get very weak and very strained. Michelle gave me a lot of information and several techniques to try, such as ‘belly breathing’ and vocal resonance exercises. Michelle also massaged some areas in my throat that held a lot of muscle tension. We eventually found the main cause of my MTD and worked on ways to alleviate it.
I can happily say that my MTD is now almost gone. I need a little more time and practice to break my bad habits that cause MTD, but I know that I am well on my way to being free of MTD. Michelle has a lot of experience with treating voice disorders. My MTD was severe, and if she could help me then she can help with most cases of MTD.
I will recommend Michelle Gordon Speech Pathology to anyone I know that may benefit from speech therapy, especially if they are suffering from MTD.”
– Male Patient with MTD