Dr. Christy Fleck is an assistant professor of speech-language pathology at Nevada State College. She earned her Ph.D. in communication sciences and disorders and her masters of science in speech-language pathology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Her research and clinical interests include early childhood intervention, traumatic brain injury, mild cognitive impairment, normal aging, swallowing & swallowing disorders, and voice. Dr. Fleck has worked with adults in acute care hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, day treatment, home health, and assisted-living facilities. She has worked with children in the early childhood intervention setting and supervised students assessing/treating school-age children in the university clinic setting. Dr. Fleck has presented research and clinical topics at international, national, and state conferences. When not working or traveling for conferences, she enjoys spending time with her nieces, nephews, and goldendoodle.
Melanie Emerson Bradle M.A. CCC is the Clinic Director of Speech-Language Pathology at Nevada State College. She earned her Master of Arts in communication sciences and disorders at the University of Cincinnati. She has worked in clinical and administrative positions for 30 years at Rehabilitation Centers, Long Term Acute Care Hospitals , Acute Care Hospitals, Nursing Care Centers and Home Health Care. Her experience and interests include adult communication and swallowing intervention for tracheotomy /ventilator and neurogenic patients, Fibrosis prevention and care for patients who are being treated with chemotherapy and/or radiation for head and neck cancer , and communication and swallowing intervention for people with Parkinson’s disease.
I joined NSC in 2018 to develop the Master of Education in Speech-Language Pathology. As Professor and Program Director, I also have experience in teaching and research in the areas of adult neurological disorders (e.g. aphasia post stroke, apraxia of speech, writing disorders). I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Cincinnati in 1998 in the area of speech pathology, cognate in audiology and minor in neurolinguistics. Most recently I was faculty at Texas A&M University Kingsville from 2007-2018. For recreation, I enjoy being outdoors—walking and hiking with my dog.
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