Hannah Hand is a speech-language pathologist with 15 years of experience working directly with children and adults. She is a native of South Georgia, where she grew up in Colquitt and graduated high school.
In 2003, Hannah graduated with a Bachelor in Communication Disorders from the University of Georgia. She attended Valdosta State University, completing her Master of Education in Communication Disorders.
Hannah has extensive experience in acute care, working in a tracheostomy and ventilator unit, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing facilities, home health care, elementary schools, and early intervention in homes and our clinic. She has expertise in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with a variety of disorders, including articulation, phonological, receptive and expressive language deficit, fluency, dysarthria and dysphagia. She also has worked with hearing-impaired patients, including those with cochlear implants. Additionally, Hannah is proficient in working with individuals who have suffered stroke, traumatic brain injury, laryngectomy, neurodegenerative disorders, aphasia, craniofacial anomaly and autism spectrum disorder. She also has comprehensive experience with Modified Barium Swallow Studies.
While she enjoys working with all ages, Hannah is passionate about her work with the adult population, specifically those suffering from dysphagia. She is trained in Vital Stim therapy and utilizes this specialty training when appropriate for treating her patients.
Hannah enjoys spending time with her husband, Todd, and two daughters, Berkley and Barrow. She is active in her church, Southwest Baptist, and loves being outdoors. Hannah is dedicated to South Georgia, serving this area with Speech Therapy Services, P.C. for over ten years. Hannah says, “Bainbridge is home to me and I’m so thankful that I get to do what I love.”