Project Description

Judith (Judee) Macias-Harris attended Arizona State University for undergraduate studies, and graduated with her B.A. in Sociology in 1993. She completed her M.S. in Speech Pathology (and Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist certificate) from the University of El Paso, Texas in 2010. She has practiced in a variety settings (e.g., aquatic, acute/subacute/outpatient/home health/school/judicial (incarcerated) and private pay). In 2010, her son was diagnosed with Autism. He has been her “muse” in understanding neurological differences. This has allowed her to pursue novel methods in the areas of assessment and treatment for prevention, habilitation, and rehabilitation purposes. She specializes in cognitive, dysphagia, and feeding difficulties, for both adult and pediatric populations. Her focus is on preventative strategies for oral infectious control, and assessment/treatment strategies for postural alignment, jaw stability, respiration, and sensory regulation methods to improve motor functioning. She is co-author (with Elizabeth G. Harvey, DPT, MSR, CKTP, CEIM) on The PaSS Method® – Posture and Sensory Stimulation, using a 3T (Touch, Treat, Tape) Approach. She instructs on the Kinesio Taping Method and is the only SLP Graston Technique® provider worldwide. Judith is an advocate of evidence-based practices and continues to contribute to research, as well as be active with her local and professional association (ASHA). She has been in private practice (Logopedia Speech Therapy Services) since in 2013.