Theresa Richard


Greater New York, New York

Theresa Richard | Greater New York, New York | Top 100 Speech-Language Pathologists Impacting the Field

Practicing Since


Graduate Program

University of Buffalo

Therapeutic Focus

Geriatric, nursing home

Accolades, Award or Notable Achievements

  • 3x ASHA ACE Award winner
  • Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders Applicant
  • Past President of Nevada Speech-Language and Hearing Association
  • Founder and President of Mobile Dysphagia Diagnostics, a mobile FEES company that has serviced over 1000 patients
  • ASHA SPARC Award winner
  • University at Buffalo Outstanding Senior in Communicative Disorders and Sciences Winner
  • Athletic scholarship for undergraduate school and academic scholarship/ graduate assistantship for graduate school at the University at Buffalo

Favorite Quote

“Don’t strive to be rich, focus on making an impact and you’ll be the richest person in the world.” —Lewis Howes

Theresa Richard


Greater New York, New York

“My brother has special needs and growing up he always worked with an SLP for his AAC device and also with feeding and swallowing. I wanted a career where I could really make a difference..”


Theresa Richard M.A. CCC-SLP, Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders applicant, owner and president of Mobile Dysphagia Diagnostics completed her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from the University at Buffalo. Over the last eight years, Mrs. Richard has worked in skilled nursing facilities and hospitals in Indiana, Nevada, and New York, and is dedicated to improving diagnostics and treatment for the dysphagia population. She is currently licensed in 4 different states. According to ASHA’s clinical competencies, Mrs. Richard has been trained to perform the the fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) independently. Theresa has practiced under direct supervision and performed procedures under indirect supervision by Kathy Fitzgerald, M.S., CCC-SLP of SEC Medical Speech Pathology Consulting & Training. She is now a clinical specialist for them as well, providing demos of Optim Mobile FEES equipment, trainings, and CEU courses. Theresa has completed Advanced FEES training through S.A. Swallowing Services and Susan Langmore, PhD. Theresa is a visiting guest lecturer at the University at Buffalo and Buffalo State University on the topic of FEES as well as a clinical instructor on the hands-on application and interpretation of the FEES as part of an ASHA approved CEU course for Mrs. Richard is also a member of ASHA Special Interest Group 13 (Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders), the Dysphagia Research Society, former President of the Nevada Speech-Language Hearing Association, and 3-time ASHA ACE Award recipient for continuing education.