North Louisiana Swallow Solutions


Our Owner

Hillary Cooper, M.A., CCC-SLP

Owner & Speech-Language Pathologist

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About hillary

Hillary got her start in speech-language pathology in an outpatient private practice in Leesville, Louisiana, which served active duty soldiers, their dependents, and military retirees.  The wide range of experience she gained in that position served her well when she moved to Ruston to marry her soulmate.  She has since worked in long term care facilities, acute care, and home health.  In 2016, Hillary decided that she wanted to set out to change the status quo of dysphagia treatment in North Louisiana, so she started her own outpatient private practice and then created North Louisiana Swallow Solutions to be the premier mobile FEES provider in the region.  A chronic overachiever, Hillary has earned two ASHA Ace awards for going above and beyond the standard requirements for continuing education.  She is also in the process of earning her Board Certification in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S).


Activities & Affiliations

  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association - Certified Member

  • Licensed by the Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech Pathologists and Audiologists

  • Licensed by the Arkansas Board of Examiners for Speech Pathologists and Audiologists

  • Louisiana Speech Language Hearing Association - Member

  • National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders (NFOSD) - Member

  • Member of the Dysphagia Research Society (DRS)

  • Registered BCS-S Mentee with American Board of Swallowing & Swallowing Disorders

  • ASHA Special Interest Group 13, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia) - Member

  • Mentor and content creator for The Med SLP Collective subscription service

Certifications & Competencies

  • Certified Endoscopist & FEES provider

  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT Loud) Certified

  • Head and Neck Lymphedema Management Certified Practitioner

  • Certified VitalStim Provider

  • Myofascial Release Practitioner

  • Synchrony sEMG Biofeedback Certified

  • Patterned Electrical Nerve Stimulation (PENS) Certified

Guest Lectures/Advocacy

  • Featured guest on the Swallow Your Pride Podcast, episode 11

  • Guest lecturer on FEES at Stephen F. Austin University

  • Guest lecturer on FEES at University of Louisiana Monroe

  • Guest lecturer on FEES at University of Louisiana Lafayette

  • Presented at Louisiana Speech-Language Hearing Association 2018 convention

  • Presented at Mississippi Speech-Language Hearing Association 2019 convention


University of Houston
M.A., Communication Disorders, 2011

University of Houston
B.S., Communication Sciences & Disorders, with honors, 2009