Melissa Lalande, M.A. CCC-SLP

Clinical Director

54 Hatcher Hall

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Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Clinical Instruction

Diagnosis and treamtment of a varitey of voice and swallowing disorders specializing in area of Head & Neck Cancer.




Melissa Lalande, Clinical Faculty,  joined the department of LSU COMD in 2007. She has extensive knowledge and clinical experience in the evaluation and treatment of a variety of voice and swallowing disorders, including the use of videoflouroscopy and videoestroboscopy. Melissa also collaborates with LSU School of Medicine Department of Otolaryngology physicians and residents in the treatment of Head and Neck Cancer patients in an outpatient setting. These services include voice and swallow rehabilitation pre and post cancer treatment and post surgical voice restortion, including voice prosthesis management of the laryngtomized patient.


Licensure, Professional Memberships & Certifications

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence, 2005-present
  • Member of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2005-present
  • Member of Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology, 2004-present
  • Blom-Singer Tracheoesophageal Punctrue and Prosthesis for Post-Laryngectomy Voice Restoration
  • FEES certification

Academic Degrees

Master of Arts in Communication Disorders
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, May 2004

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, May 2000