Heidi Liefer, M.S., CCC-SLP, BRS-S, C.L.C.

Speech-Language Pathologist
Rehabilitation

The Children's Medical Office Building at Scottish Rite
404-785-3750
heidi.liefer@choa.org

Education and Training
  • Bachelor of Science, Elementary and Early Childhood Education: University of Illinois, 1989.
  • Master of Science, Speech Language Pathology: University of North Carolina, 1997.

Interests
  • Feeding and Swallowing
  • Motor Speech
  • Craniofacial

Societies
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association Special interest division 5 (Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders)
  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association Special Interest Division 13 (Dysphagia)

    Certifications
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence-Speech Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)
  • Certified Lactation Counselor (C.L.C.)
  • Board Recognized Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BRS-S)

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Assessment and treatment of patients with feeding and swallowing disorders
  • Completing Oral Pharyngeal Motility Studies in conjunction with radiology
  • Assessment and treatment of speech disorders
  • Assessment and treatment of language disorders

Career Highlights
  • Taught pediatric dysphagia in the graduate Dysphagia class at University of Georgia
  • Co-taught a 2 day seminar on Feeding and Swallowing Disorders at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for therapists from throughout the Southeast
  • Co-coordinated the multi-disciplinary feeding clinic with Marcus Institute and CCDHC(GI)
  • Teach pediatric motor speech in the graduate Motor Speech Disorders class at Georgia State University
  • Instructor - Introduction to Communication Disorders at Georgia State University