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Scholar in Residence

Room C 237

Juli Pearson has been a medically-based speech pathologist since 2000 and has worked within larger teaching hospital systems (e.g. Duke University Medical Center and University of Colorado Hospital) as well as smaller community hospitals (e.g. Boulder Community Health, Durham Regional Hospital).  Juli has had extensive experience working with: dysphagia, aphasia, dysarthria, cognitive communication disorders after stroke and/ or related to neurological disease/injury.  Although she’s enjoyed working in intensive care units, outpatient neuro trauma teams and clinics (such as ALS clinic), as well as acute care in general, her passion is in acute rehab and exploring therapeutic approaches for treating cognitive communication disorders and dysphagia.  Juli has lead interdisciplinary teams implementing quality improvement projects such as supporting clients to manage complicated medication systems as well as implementing system-wide augmentative communication kits within acute hospital environments.  Juli has published several articles, a book: Pictures that Talk and a chapter in the book: Dysphagia in Rare Conditions and a series of clinical pathways for ALS. Juli has presented at national and international conferences and has the wonderful opportunity to mentor alongside Susan Langmore at a recent FEES (Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing) conference.  She is a holistic practitioner recognizing the role of nutrition, sleep, stress, and movement on our cognitive communication systems.  Juli is a 200hr YT (certified yoga instructor) and includes mindfulness and breath work within her treatment as appropriate. In August 2016, Juli joined the Clinical Faculty at CU Boulder. She is an active member of the Adult Neuro team and supervises students working with adult clients who have neurological impairments. In March 2017, Juli received a Faculty Fellows Scholarship in Community Based Learning through formation of a joint collaboration between SLHC and a local independent/ assisted geriatric living community. Juli has also established growing collaborations with medical establishments around the Denver Metro community to offer increased exposure and experiences for our graduate students within the medical side of speech pathology.

Curriculum Vitae