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Speech-Language Pathologist

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Judy Chambers, MA, CCCSLP/A, BARA

Judy Chambers, MA, CCCSLP/A, BARA photo
Combines traditional speech therapy with holistic approach.
BioAcoustics practitioner with 19 years experience.
I have been a holistic practitioner for nineteen years, having studied with Sharry Edwards, M.Ed. of Sound Health, Inc. since 1995. Sharry is the founder of BioAcoustics, a modality which has been described as a cross between music therapy and biofeedback.

Bob Bethel came to Sound Health with severe leg injuries from a motorcycle accident.
Doctors had advised amputation. Several years later, after ongoing work with Sharry, he was teaching tennis. FD was a client of mine in Florida. She came to me to see if she could avoid knee surgery. She followed prescribed procedures for six to eight months. The cartilage in her knee regenerated. Several years later she returned for help with the other knee. RU, another client, came because she had a rotator cuff issue, and was unable to raise her right arm. When the proper sound was played, she raised her arm to the ceiling. Her son, who was present, was amazed.

What is BioAcoustics? It is a natural and holistic way of using voice analysis to enable the body to
balance itself. We gather information from the body, in the form of “voice prints” which are analyzed in terms of frequency. The frequencies that are found to be “in stress” are used to develop individual
formulas that are then programmed into a listening device, to help the body to heal itself.

Sharry Edwards, the developer of this technology, was born with the ability to hear sounds well beyond the range of normal hearing. She also is able to produce a perfect sine wave with her voice. These abilities enable her to “hear” the imbalances in people’s voices, and to produce sounds that can help the individual’s voice become balanced. Over the years, computer programs and equipment have been developed which enable practitioners, like myself, who lack Sharry’s natural abilities, to provide these same services.

Readers may recognize the similarity of this approach to other modalities, such as chimes, chanting,
tuning forks, crystal resonators, and vibrating beds. However, BioAcoustics takes these an important
step farther, because it honors the individual. Any health issue that an individual can experience may
be caused by many different things. There is no one cause for a particular problem, nor is there any
approach that is always appropriate. Sharry discusses this at length in an interview with Larry
Trivieri for a chapter about BioAcoustics in his book, "Health on the Edge." She recounts a
study that was done with three individuals who had gait problems. One of the subjects turned
out to have difficulty processing vitamin B12. A second subject had gait problems due to the
gene for Frederick’s ataxia. The third individual presented had trauma to his L2 vertebra caused
by a skiing accident. All of these root causes were discovered through analyses of their voice.

A video that will give you the ideal of the scope of BioAcoustics can be found on YouTube. Look for "Breaking the Barriers of Disease."
Bio
Born in Newark, New Jersey. I took a leave from my education for two years, from 1959 to 1960, during
which time I enjoyed a Bohemian lifestyle.

Returning to complete my education at Rutgers University, I pursued a Masters Degree at Teachers College, Columbia University, and trained in speech and hearing. Following completion of my Masters, I worked as a speech pathologist at the League School for Seriously Disturbed Children in Brooklyn, NY, under Dr. Carl Fenichel, for two years. I then worked for BOCES (Board of Cooperative Education) in Westchester, NY, where I developed speech and language programs for emotionally handicapped children.

Tiring of living in New York City, I moved to Vermont, where I served as a speech pathologist in two separate school systems in rural Vermont. I did that for two years, and then accepted a position as
Chief Audiologist at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, Quebec, where I remained for four years.

After Montreal, I decided to return to the United States. I set up a private practice in Bridgeport, Connecticut. I remained there for fifteen years, with the bulk of my practice consisting of the fitting and sales of hearing aids.

In 1992, it was necessary for me to relocate, for personal reasons. With my family, I moved to Boca Raton, Florida, where I worked, first as an audiologist, and then as a speech pathologist, for several different
rehab companies, in a number of skilled nursing facilities. I also maintained a small private practice out of my home, where I fitted hearing aids.

In 1995, I heard Sharry Edwards, the founder of BioAcoustics, speak in Delray Beach, Florida, and
I was so impressed with her and her research, that I could not help but study with her. I have been doing so ever since, and seeing as many clients as I have been able to, while also working as a speech pathologist and audiologist.

In 2008, my husband and I moved to Redding, California, to be near our son, who lives in Big Bend with his daughter. At this time, I am establishing a private practice that will incorporate BioAcoustics and traditional speech pathology, as appropriate.

For an interesting article about BioAcoustics, use the following link: http://lotusguide.com/directory/article/bioacoustics-judy-chambers.html
Practice Areas
 Speech / Language / Hearing  Developmental Delays  Speech Sound Disorders
 Adult Speech/Language Disorders  Hearing Rehabilitation  Stuttering
 Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia  Language-Based Learning Disabilities  Swallowing Difficulties / Dysphagia
 Aphasia  Learning Disabilities  Tinnitus
 Apraxia  Motor Speech Disorders  Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke
 Autism Spectrum Disorders  Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders  Voice Disorders
 Child Speech/Language Disorders
Certifications
 ASHA Certified Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP)  Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (State)
Education/Training
H.S. Diploma, Millburn High School, Millburn, NJ. Class valedictorian.
BA, Rutgers University, Newark College of Arts and Sciences.
MA, Teacher's College, Columbia University, NY, NY.

BioAcoustics Forum I- 1995.
BioAcoustics Forum 2-1996. Ongoing study in BioAcoustics.

Lee Silverman Voice Training: (LSVT) 2004
VitalStim Certification: 2006
Interactive Metronome Cerfication: 2006
Tracheo-Esophageal Voice Restoration and Laryngectomy Care, Harvard Medical School of Continuing Education, 2011.
Adventures in Voice. Certification 2012.
Memberships
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Certified Practitioner, BioAcoustic Research Associate, since 1995.
Other Languages
Conversational Spanish, Some French.
Payments Accepted
For speech therapy: Medicare, Blue Shield, Blue Cross, cash, Visa, Mastercard, checks, Care Credit. For BioAcoustics, cash, checks, Care Credit, Visa and Mastercard. BioAcoustics is not covered by insurance at this time.
Hours:By appointment only
Cost/Session:To be discussed.
License:SP17181, California
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Recommendations
Kathlyn Garcee. 6/8/2013
After having an adult tonsillectomy in late 2012, I developed TMJ and a swallowing problem. My ENT doctor referred me to Judy Chambers and said she would fix me right up. Well he was right. Judy is a fountain of information on holistic healing as well as being a very talented therapist. We tried exercises, vital stem treatment and bioacoustics. Both the TMJ and swallowing are almost back to normal. I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone. The bioacoustics is really fascinating. Using a patient's own voice print to produce sounds that enable their body to balance itself.
Joyce Creller. 2/24/2013
I've been a singer all my life, but was suddenly having problems sustaining notes. I also had some deterioration in my speaking voice - it often sounded very raspy. After suffering through this for quite some time, I finally made an appointment with an EENT doctor (after a vocal coach strongly suggested it), who then referred me to Judy. After some discussion, Judy had me watch a video about "Sound Health" - I was totally fascinated & found it very interesting. I wondered if that was something that might help me. So, together we decided to see if the sound therapy would have a positive outcome. It wasn't an easy task to find the correct tones, but once we did, I listened to them regularly. To my surprise and delight, both my speaking voice & my singing voice improved. This therapy is a unique type of neuromuscular re-education. I've shared my experience with the members of my Sweet Adeline chorus, and they share my excitement. Other friends & acquaintances have commented that the "raspiness" in my speaking voice has disappeared. JC *<*