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Nicole Sizler MA, CCC-SLP
Owner, Buckeye Speech Path

Nice to meet you! People call me Nikki and I would like to tell you a little bit about myself! I am a proud graduate of The Ohio State University (2005), and yes, I still bleed scarlet and grey, "O-H" (for those of you that don't know, you would now shout back, "I-O"). I am a medical speech-language pathologist with over 15 years of experience, an avid life-long learner who is passionate about teaching others, and a believer that communication matters at every stage of your life. When I am not busy working, I enjoy spending my free time with my husband, 4 children and 2 dogs! I love reading, daydreaming of the beach, swimming and volunteering in my community.  

Medical Speech Language Pathology

Nicole has worked in various medical settings for the past 17 years ranging from inpatient acute care, acute rehabilitation hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, traveling Modified Barium Swallow Study diagnostician, and outpatient speech-therapy. Nicole has served pediatric populations, although adults are her primary focus. Nicole has worked for major hospital systems in the Cleveland area, completing advanced training as a fellow at The Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation (2005-2006). Nicole has significant experience managing medically complex patient cases and helping these individuals throughout their rehabilitation journey.

Expertise, Certifications & Teaching

Nicole has extensive education and expertise in the areas of swallowing/swallowing disorders, motor speech disorders, aphasia, cognitive-communication disorders, and voicing with artificial airway management (mechanical ventilation and tracheostomies). Nicole is experienced in completing and reading modified barium swallow study (MBSS) and Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES). Nicole was also trained in early intervention services during graduate school.

Certifications include: 

  • McNeil Dysphagia Therapy Provider

  • SPEAK Out! Provider (for patients with Parkinson's)

  • LSVT LOUD Provider (for patients with Parkinson's)


  • Collegiate clinical supervisor of on campus speech clinic

  • Graduate student clinical externship supervisor

  • Invited lecturer at the collegiate level

  • Educator at resident grand rounds in medical settings

  • Presenter at various state association and professional organization conferences

Corporate Communications

As a corporate speech trainer (also known as a corporate speech pathologist), I have experience working in hospital corporate settings and consulting with small businesses and professionals. My knowledge of using research-based methods of instruction will help you improve your executive presence and enhance your communication confidence. 

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