1340 E. Pebble Road #115 Las Vegas, Nevada 89123
phone | 702.558.9900
fax | 702.558.9920
phone | 702.558.9900
fax | 702.558.9920
Linda is a board certified speech-language pathologist with over 26 years of experience specializing in the treatment of voice, the performer’s voice, swallowing, and neurological disorders affecting speech and language.
Linda developed her interest in music and voice at the age of 4 when her father would sing hymns while she banged on the piano keys. She was enrolled in piano lessons at age 6 and continued to study classical piano earning a music scholarship at the University. At the suggestion of a professor, Linda observed a voice therapy session and knew that helping people with voice injuries was her calling.
Linda graduated from Northern State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders in 1992. She worked in the education system for 5 years as a speech therapist while completing her Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology with honors at Minot State University in 1996. She has worked in nursing homes, hospitals, and outpatient clinics. She was the head of the speech therapy department at St. Rose Dominican Hospital from 1998-2003 and developed a group therapy program for stroke and head injury patients, as well as the outpatient speech therapy program.
Inspired by her grandmother who had dementia, Linda started the first group cognitive-memory–aphasia program in the city in 1999, which to this day helps people in the community with cognitive and memory issues. She has also developed a program for soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan who have sustained a brain injury and are having cognitive-memory problems.
Linda saw a need in Las Vegas for a local specialized voice and swallowing clinic so in 2003, she opened her private practice, Vegas Voice Institute, to fulfill that goal and serve the community. Linda has received extensive training in the field of swallowing disorders and is trained to perform MBS Studies. She is also certified to perform FEES Studies and is a VitalStim provider. She is a master trained therapist who performs stroboscopy for the treatment of voice problems. She is also certified to perform the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) for Parkinson.
Linda’s professional speaking engagements include: The Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) Voice Program for Parkinson at the Nevada Neurosciences Parkinson Convention in 2006; The Effects of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) on Speech, Swallowing, and Voice in Parkinson Patients in 2013; and The Science and Practice of Speaking Louder for the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson in 2015.
Linda is devoted to the training and mentorship of students who are working toward graduating with their Masters degrees in Speech Pathology. She collaborates with more than a dozen university speech pathology graduate programs to offer externship placements to train and mentor speech pathologists completing their fellowship training. She desires to give back to the community and enhance the education and training of newly graduated speech pathologists.
Linda’s research/ published credits: A Case Report of Spindle Cell Carcinoma (Sarcomatoid) of the Larynx as published by Wesley Abadie, M.D., Joseph Restivo, DO, Linda L. Ganz, M.S. CCC-SLP, and N. Scott Howard, MD, MBA in October 2014.
Linda has been certified by the State of Nevada Speech Board since 1997 and the California Speech Pathology Board since 2009. She is board certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association and has held a certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology since 1997. She earned the ASHA ACE Award in 2011 and 2015.
Linda is one of six children and is proudly from the great state of North Dakota. She attributes her hard work ethics to growing up in a large family and in a small community where people learn how to work together. She is happily married to the love of her life, Karl, a physical therapist who shares her passion for helping others. She enjoys playing classical piano, singing in the community, and is an avid swimmer.