Education & Training
- Graduate Degree — Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Emerson College in Boston, MA
- Undergraduate Degree — Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Clarke University in Dubuque, IA
- Certifications/Training — CPR, Basic Life Support
Special Interests: Geriatrics, Dementia
Francine (Franci) Gates has had experience as an outpatient, nursing home, and school-based speech-language pathologist during her graduate career. During this time, she has worked closely to treat and evaluate people across the lifespan, from newborns in the NICU to the elderly populations in nursing homes. Franci has treated individuals with varying diagnoses, such as Parkinson’s, Traumatic Brain Injury, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dementia, Down’s Syndrome, ADHD, hearing loss, post-stroke, depression, social anxiety, and ADHD. She has experience evaluating and treating pediatric and adult populations presenting with speech, expressive and receptive language, phonological, dysphagia, fluency, cognitive, voice, and swallowing disorders. Franci aims to build a relationship with her patients and focuses her treatments on their personal goals.
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