Associate Professor, College of health sciences, Education and Rehabilitation Salmon-Kelly-Kelly-Salmon.jpg


  • SLPD, Nova Southeastern University
  • MA, Speech Pathology, New York University
  • BS, Speech Pathology and Audiology, Stockton University 

Role at Salus University:

  •  Associate Professor, Speech-Language Pathology

Clinical Specialty: 

  • Adult dysphagia, head and neck cancer-related issues (speech, voice, swallow), laryngectomy, including alaryngeal communication rehabilitation, dysphagia post-TL, and voice prosthesis management, head and neck lymphedema, modalities for the treatment of dysphagia: manual therapy (MFR), NMES, s-EMG/biofeedback, lingual resistance exercise, student supervision, clinical research design and implementation, critical evaluation of research, general medical SLP issues across settings: acute, LTACH, acute inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient.

Selected Representative Publications: 

  • Maharay, K., & Salmon, K. (2018). Dysphagia screening in neurologic populations: Selection, implementation, and multidisciplinary collaboration. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 3(13), 58-66. doi:10.1044/persp3.SIG13.58
  • Topf, M. C., Magana, L. C., Salmon, K., Hamilton, J., Keane, W. M., Luginbuhl, A., . . . Spiegel, J. R. (2017). Safety and efficacy of functional laryngectomy for end-stage dysphagia. Laryngoscope. doi:10.1002/lary.26760
  • Maharay, K., & Salmon, K. (2015). Evaluation and treatment of cognitive-linguistic deficits in liver disease patients in the acute rehabilitative phase. SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, 25(2), 78-88. doi:10.1044/nnsld25.2.78

Professional and Scientific Committees: 

  • 2014 – current Chair of the American Board on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (AB-SSD) Corporate Partners Committee
  • 2017 – 2019 Associate Coordinator, elected to serve as a member of the ASHA Special Interest Group 13 (Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders) Coordinating Committee, 2-year term
  • 2015 – 2017 Dysphagia University NMES for Dysphagia Commission (NDC), Subject Matter Expert, Dysphagia, 2-year term

Professional Awards and Honors:

  • 2019 Election into Nu Sigma Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Eta Society
  • 2018 Highest Honors designation in achievement of Doctor of Speech Language Pathology degree
  • 2016 ASHA Student Research Travel Award (SRTA) for presentation submitted for presentation at the annual ASHA Convention 2006 – 2019 ASHA’s Award for Continuing Education (ACE), awarded 13 times to date

Professional Certification: 

  • 2019 Certified AmpCare ESP™ Provider (NMES for dysphagia)
  • 2018 Certified McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program provider (MDTP) 2017 NMES for Dysphagia Certified (NDC)
  • 2014 Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT), Norton School
  • 2014 Lymphology Association of North America Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT-LANA), Certification # 001995
  • 2014 Certified provider of Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD), with continued maintenance of certification every 2 years
  • 2014 Graduate of ASHA’s Leadership Development Program for Early Career Professionals (LDPE)
  • 2013 Certified Guardian NMES Dysphagia Therapy® Provider (Biber Protocol)
  • 2012 Certificate in Assistive Technology, Stockton University
  • 2012 Registered MBSImP Clinician (Modified Barium Swallowing Impairment Profile)
  • 2011 Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S)
  • 2004 Certified VitalStim/DINES® Therapy Provider, July 2004 with continued maintenance of certification every 3 years