Ellen N. Friedman owns a private practice in Ohio, where she works clinically in out patient, school, home health and teaching settings. Former president of the Northeast Ohio Regional Association of Medical Speech/Language Pathologists, Ellen began her subspecialty voice practice in 1993, which has expanded to include pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients who have voice, swallowing, digestive, and speech/language deficits.
Ellen has taught in the graduate school of speech pathology at Kent State University, and was also on the faculty of Cleveland State University, where she taught clinical procedures. On the national level, Ellen teaches CEU courses in the areas of dysphagia, adult failure to thrive, social skills, voice, and reflux disease, and is published in the fields of voice and gastroesophageal disease.
In addition to being a speech/language pathologist, Ellen is a professional actor, vocalist, acting coach, and director. She performs in the venues of film, voice-over, and stage. Within this realm Ellen works with many performing artists in training of voice and dialects as well as characters, and also enjoys teaching master voice training to speech/language pathologists, who are interested in improving their own voices.