Alumni Focus - Erica Ricker
Erica Ricker is a 2004 graduate of the University of Maine, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. While in the CSD program, she completed research in voice and fluency disorders and has presented her findings at the American Speech Language Hearing Association National Convention. Erica grew up in Aroostook County and graduated from Ft. Fairfield High School.
Erica works as a Speech Language Pathologist/Voice Specialist at Waldo County General Hospital/Voice & Swallowing Center of Maine in Belfast.
She has completed advanced training in laryngeal stroboscopic voice assessment, Estill VoiceTraining Systems, Lessac Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy and has trained as a vocal performer. Erica is nationally certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment for Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases.
Erica has presented original clinical findings at the International Vocal Cord Dysfunction Conference at National Jewish Medical Center in Denver, CO and at the American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention. She is co-author of a paper accepted for presentation at the Voice Foundation Symposium/International Association of Phonosurgery in 2008 and was a featured presenter at the 4th Annual Clinical Voice Symposium in Belfast, ME in 2007. Her areas of specialty include Paradoxical Vocal Fold Movement and Irritable Larynx Syndrome.
Erica is President-Elect of the Maine Speech Language Hearing Association (MSLHA). Her leadership interests include support for increased CSD student involvement in MSLHA and professional activities.