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Susan I. Wranik, MS, MA, CCC-SLP


Susan, a Milwaukee native, is an author, speaker, speech-language pathologist, and “clinical activist”, passionate about safeguarding quality of life and improving communication among healthcare providers, caregivers, and those they serve.

Susan has over four decades in the communication field and is in private practice serving Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.  She facilitates virtual Communication Clubs for the Parkinson’s Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA) drawing participants from twelve states, and an Express Yourself conversation group for people with aphasia and challenges with verbal expression for the Friendship Heights Village Center.

Career highlights include:

  • Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT) clinical certification
  • Development of one of the first rehab dining programs in the Washington, DC metropolitan area
  • TEDx speaker: The Power of Words
  • LED speaker for American Health Care Association (AHCA):  The Mouth Is the First and the Last Frontier
  • Author: Don’t Forget To Say Thank You
  • A linguist, she has provided clinical treatment in 7 languages
  • Susan speaks frequently on a variety of subjects, including aphasia; better brain health; communication; dementia; Parkinson’s Disease; and swallowing.


  • BS, MS – Georgetown University
  • MA – The George Washington University
  • Post graduate work at Harvard and Johns Hopkins
  • Susan blends linguistic, cultural, and medical expertise to provide therapeutic intervention, staff training, and comprehensive communication skills enhancement.
MD (301) 805-6805 | VA (703) 288-3130