Teresa Biber LoMonte, M.S.,CCC-SLP

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Speciality Interests

Dysphagia, Head and Neck Cancer & Voice disorders

Education

Master of Science with Honors in Speech Language Pathology,

Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida

Bachelors of Arts with Honors in Education,

University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida

Advanced training

Developed innovative technique utilizing neuromuscular electrical stimulation for dysphagia treatment and provide training for other therapists nationally and internationally

Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies

Fiber-Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallow Function

National Outcome Measurement Study Training

Neurology of Behavior - Harvard University

Neuroscience Course with Brain Dissection - Marquette University

Cranial Sacral 1

Electrotherapeutic Point Stimulation

Myofascial Release

Manual Therapy

Joint Manipulation

Professional Experience

International Dysphagia & Electrotherapy Consultant - The Biber Protocol®, Pompano Beach, Fl

International Director of Clinical Education and Research - SpectraMed, Inc, Mt. Vernon, Ohio

Cancer Care Consultant - Broward Health Cancer Center, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl

Program Director Dysphagia - Broward Health Imperial Point, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 

Speech-Language Pathologist - Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL 

Speech-Language Pathologist - Manor Pines Convalescent Center, Wilton Manors, FL 

Speech-Language Pathologist - Sun Health of the Palm Beaches-Sundance Rehabilitation, West Palm Beach, FL

Speech-Language Pathologist - Boca Nursing Service, Boca Raton, FL 

Speech-Language Pathologist - Broward Home Care, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Speech-Language Pathologist - Swallowing Diagnostics, Lauderhill, FL

Speech-Language Pathologist - Nurse on Call, Coral Springs, FL 

Speech-Language Pathologist - Broward County Schools, Fort Lauderdale, FL


Professional Societies

ASHA - American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

ASHA Division SIG 13 Member - Dysphagia

DRS - Dysphagia Research Society 

NFOSD - National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders

FLASHA - Florida Speech-Language-Hearing Association

ACCC - Association of Community Cancer Centers

FMSD - Florida Society of Movement Disorders

FNNCD - Florida Network of Neurogenic Communications Disorders

NAPW - National Organization of Professional Women


Publications/Featured Articles

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation for the Treatment of Dysphagia. (2005) Dysphagia, March, 20, (1), 85 

Clinical Acceptance of Electrical Stimulation. (2006) Dysphagia, October, 21 (4), 334

Treatment Program for Neurogenic Dysfluency. Advance,  September 1, 1997, Vol. 7, No.35

Managing Polymyositis. Advance, February 23, 1998, Vol. 8, No.8

Effects of Parkinson’s Disease on Speech and Swallowing. Today’s Caregiver, Jan./Feb, 1999, Vol.5, Issue 

Therapy Improves Disorder/Eating Made Easier. Sun-Sentinel. December 28. 2003

Savoring Each Sip. Broward Health Magazine, Fall 2012 Issue, pg.10

What your Mother Should Have Told You,.DimarcoNutrition.com

Innovations in Assistive Technology. MS Focus. Vol 17, Issue 3, Summer 2015, g13-14

Teresa Biber LoMonte, M.S.,CCC-SLP

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Selected and Invited Presentations

Neurogenic Dysfluency following TBI: An effective treatment protocol - FLASHA Convention, May 1997

Electrotherapy for Pediatrics - Guest Speaker for Dr. Gad Alon - BMR Conference, December 2000

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation for the Treatment of Dysphagia - FLASHA Convention, May 2001

Keynote Speaker for Arizona Association of Medical Speech Language Pathologists - Annual Conven. 2002

Multi-disciplinary Approach to Dysphagia - Southeast Region Florida APTA Conference, January 2002

Electrical Stimulation for Radiation/Chemotherapy Patients - Head and Neck Conference, January 2002

Cervical Osteophytes, Electrical Stimulation, and Dysphagia - Poster session, APTA Convention, February 2003 and FLASHA convention May 2003

Implementation of an Interdisciplinary Approach to the Treatment of Swallowing Disorders - Poster session, APTA Convention, February 2003 

Cervical Osteophyte Induced Dysphagia - Spine Grand Rounds, Cleveland Clinic, August 2003

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation for the Treatment of Dysphagia - Poster session, Dysphagia Research Society, October 2003

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation: What's the Buzz? - Annual Stroke Conference and FLASHA Conference, May 2004

Fundamentals of Electrotherapy - Voice, Swallow and Airway Conference, Jupiter, FL, March 2005

Clinical Acceptance of Electrical Stimulation Therapy - Poster session, Dysphagia Research Society, 

March 2006

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation for Dysphagia: Is The Jury Still Out? - Voice, Swallow and Airway Conference, Singer Island, Fl, March 2007 and April 2009

Videoflouroscopic Evaluation of Swallowing: The Nuts and Bolts and Things That make You Go humm! - Florida Society of Radiation Technologists Annual Conference, May 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2018

An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Post Radiation Patient with Dysphagia - Imperial Point Medical Center Department of Medicine and Surgery Meeting, July 2007

The Modified Barium Swallow: Not Just a Test for Aspiration, Broward Society of Radiation Technologists,

Quarterly Meeting, September 2007, March 2009

An Innovative Approach to Dysphagia - It’s not so hard to swallow!  – Imperial Point Medical Quality Expo

The Rehabilitation of Dysphagia, Jornada Fonoaudiológica, University of Sao Paulo and Centrinho, 

Bauru, Brazil, August 2008

The Rehabilitation of Dysphagia – Voice, Swallow Airway Conference, Delray Beach, FL, May 2011 

Dysphagia in the Head and Neck Cancer Survivor – Broward College Radiation Technologists, June 2014

Dysphagia in the Home Care Patient: Identification and Intervention, Nurse on Call Rehabilitation Symposium and Nursing Symposium  

Electrical Stimulation: Interpreting the Evidence – 10th Annual Voice, Swallow, Airway Conference Symposium of the Masters, July 2014

The Role of NMES in Dysphagia Management: Clinical Use & Application. Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Hong Kong, China, September 2014

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation for the Treatment of Dysphagia. Hong Kong Speech and Hearing Symposium, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong, China, October 2014

The Role of NMES in Dysphagia Management. Foshan Hospital, Foshan, China, October 2014

Dysphagia following Chemo/Radiation: An Integrated Treatment Protocol. Taiwan University Hospital, Taipai, Taiwan, October 2014

Voice and Swallowing: What’s Age Got To Do With It? John Knox Village Ask the Experts Series, Pompano Beach, Fl, February 2015

The Role of NMES in Dysphagia Management: Clinical Use and Application of Guardian Dysphagia Therapy

Athens, Greece, February, 2015 and Hong Kong, China, March 2015

Usage of NMES, sEMG and Biofeedback for the Treatment of Dysphagia. The 13th Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Symposium, Anyang City, Henan Province, China, September 2015

The Role of NMES in Dysphagia Management. Phayathai 2 International Hospital, Bankok, Thailand, September 2015

The Rehabilitation of Dysphagia for the Head and neck Cancer Patient: Unique Challenges and Protocols, Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China and Manila Ocean Park Conference Center, Manila, Philippines, July 2016 

NMES and sEMG in Dysphagia Management Across the Lifespan. Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China & Manila Ocean Park Conference Center, Manila, Philippines, July 2016 

NMES and sEMG in Dysphagia Management, Cebu Doctors’ University Cebu, Phillipines and Hong Kong, China, February 2017

The Rehabilitation of Dysphagia for the Head and Neck Cancer Patient: Unique Challenges and Protocols, Cebu, Philippines, February 2017 

The NMES Conundrum, The Fundamentals of NMES and A Multimodality Approach to the Rehabilitation of Dysphagia, Voice, Swallow, Airway Conference, Jupiter, Fl May 2017

The Rehabilitation of Dysphagia using the Biber Protocol, GBSE Global Academy, Hong Kong, China and Chiang Mai Medical University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, August 2017

NMES Therapy for Dysphagia, St. John’s University, NY, NY,  October 2017

Manual Therapy for Disorders of Speech, Swallowing and Voice, GBSE Global Academy, Hong Kong and Stark and Watson, Athens, Greece, May, September and December 2018

The Rehabilitation of Dysphagia using the Biber Protocol, GBSE Global Academy, Hong Kong and Stark and Watson, Athens, Greece, May and September 2018

Manual Therapy for Disorders of Speech, Swallowing and Voice, Stark and Watson, Athens, Greece, January 2019


Awards

Student of the Year Award, Nova Southeastern University 1996

ACE Award, ASHA, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016

Employee Recognition by Medical Staff  Broward Health Imperial Point 2014

VIP Women of the Year 2015, National Organization of Professional Women 

Licensure and Certification

Florida Bureau for Professional Regulation License SA4985

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Certificate of Clinical Competence

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; National Outcome Measurements

Other Accomplishments

Consultant on a large multi-center, clinical trial (R01 NIH grant) to investigate the NMES protocol for post radiation dysphagia with funding via the National Cancer Institute

Consultant on a new brain wave device for stroke rehabilitation

Recently invited to contribute a chapter on rehabilitation for a dysphagia book to be published in Brazil

Created a short documentary film on Head and Neck Cancer

Started “Tuesday’s with Teresa”; first Head and Neck Cancer Support Group in Broward County

Serve on Executive Planning Committee for Voice, Swallow, Airway Medical Conference 

Expert witness and translator for plaintiff with dysarthria in head injury civil trial 

Expert witness for plaintiff’s family for case of death by choking in skilled nursing facility

Cambridge Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals

Liaison for National Student Speech and Hearing Association 1996

Media Appearances

Channel 10 News ABC with Kristi Kruger on dysphagia

Channel 4 News CBS with Dr. Sean Kenniff on cognitive rehabilitation 

Lifetime television The Balancing Act; medical expert on GERD

Ben Graber Radio Show on Dysphagia

Anita Finley with Boomer Times and Senior Life, Boca RatonRadio Show on dysphagia

Dateline Health Talk Show on dysphagia

Interview at Filotikis Rehab Center Athens, Greece Συνέντευξη, Marissa Barrera & Teresa Biber- YouTube

ORLive website video on the Modified Barium Swallow

Academic Experience

Classroom experience: 

Guest lecturer on Dysphagia for Nova Southeastern University for Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy

Guest lecturer for radiology techs on modified barium swallows at Broward College 

Provided 2 hour in-service for all new nursing students at Broward Health Imperial Point during employment there

Certified Teacher, State of Florida, 1993 – 1998 Classroom teacher for preschool, kindergarten, 3rd Grade (bilingual and regular), Language Arts Enrichment, and GED 


Related Academic Positions:

ASHA CE Administrator

Director of Educational Consulting Center for college bound students

Assistant Director of Admissions for Covenant College

Youth Leader for Operation Involvement

Graduate Assistant for University of West Florida and Nova Southeastern University

Secretary for Young Life of Broward County

Internship Supervisor for Nova Southeastern University, Florida Atlantic University and Edinboro University


Related Academic Accomplishments: 

Chairman of Shared Decision Making Council and School Improvement Committee for Northside Elementary School, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (an inner city school)

Devised Federally Mandated School Improvement Plan

Developed and awarded federally funded grant for Language Arts Enrichment Lab at Northside Elementary