Rachel Fabian Mace
Research Speech-Language Pathologist
Rachel is a medical speech language pathologist who is certified with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in speech-language pathology at Towson University. Currently at the S.C.O.R.E. lab, Rachel works on projects investigating the efficacy of behavioral language therapy and brain modulation techniques to facilitate language recovery following stroke. She also conducts behavioral assessments for projects examining long-term aphasia recovery following stroke and performs neuropsychological testing via iPad applications for a project examining their efficacy.
Rachel holds an adjunct clinical faculty position at Towson University and provides speech language pathology services at the Baltimore area MedStar hospitals. She loves to see meaningful gains in speech-language skills in her patients. Rachel is currently working toward certification to perform neurofeedback, a biofeedback program aimed at maximizing the brain's efficiency to maximize gains in therapy. After seeing meaningful gains in clients with Primary Progressive Aphasia using this modality, Rachel hopes to study the effects of this innovative treatment modality on speech-language skills more in the future.
Innovative assessment and treatment methods for speech-language and swallowing deficits in the brain injury population and neurofeedback as a treatment modality for improving speech and language skills in those with Primary Progressive Aphasia and acquired brain injury.