Certified Brain Injury Specialist, ASHA certified
Cognitive retraining, dysphagia management, modified barium swallow studies, vocal hygiene and voice therapy, neurological speech/language treatment, head and neck cancer treatment
Ms. Williams-Butler has more than 35 years of experience as a speech/language pathologist and is a certified brain injury specialist through the Brain Injury Association of America. During her time at Emerson Hospital, she has developed the cognitive retraining program currently utilized for the concussion population and established the Modified Barium Swallow Study program. She has held adjunct faculty appointments in the communication disorders department at Worcester State University, served as a subject matter expert in pediatric TBI for the American Speech/Language Hearing Association’s practice portal, and has presented nationally and internationally on the following topics: dysphagia, memory deficits, cognitive pragmatic deficits, and traumatic brain injury including concussion. In 2019, she published the research article “Concussion Practice Patterns Among Speech-Language Pathologists”.