Gerald Carlson, MA, CCC/SLP-L

Jerry is a speech and language pathologist therapist at Riverwood who practices in Aitkin.

Personal rehabilitation approach:
Communication is the essence of human behavior.  When any form of communication is disordered, the individual, family, circle of friends, and acquaintances are affected. I am frequently rewarded by comments such as ‘thank you for giving me back my best friend and husband.’”


  • MA in Speech Pathology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • BA degree in Biology/Philosophy, Augustana College Rock Island, Illinois
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech/Language/Hearing Association, Minnesota Department of Health – License in Speech Pathology

Experience: 50+ years – Rockford Handicapped Treatment Center, Rockford, IL (4 years); Saint Cloud Hospital, Chief Speech Pathologist (25 years); Graduate school adjunct instructor, Department of Communication Disorders, St. Cloud State University (11 years); Contract Speech Pathologist for various nursing homes/hospitals in Central Minnesota, including 19 years at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby, Minnesota.  More than 30 years doing video fluoroscopy swallowing studies.

Areas of Focus/Expertise: Extensive experience with neurological disorders affecting speech, language, cognition, and swallowing. Specialized services and techniques, including video fluoroscopic swallowing studies and Parkinson’s LOUD program.

For a therapy appointment, call (218) 927-5580.


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