Rebecca L. Hancock, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Speech Pathologist

Voice and Swallow Clinic



Rebecca received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting with a secondary emphasis in performance voice (opera and musical theatre) from Florida State University in 2003. She earned a Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Georgia in 2008. She completed her clinical fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Voice and Swallowing Clinics with an emphasis in voice and upper airway disorders in 2009.

Rebecca also has experience in training both classical and contemporary singing styles as well as voice production for actors including elements from the Linklater and Feldenkrais Techniques. She has performed and studied both in the United States and Europe. She maintains affiliation with the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA) and the National Association for Teachers of Singing (NATS).

Educational Focus

Rebecca’s academic focus involves clinical supervision of graduate students in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders with an interest in voice, swallowing and upper airway pathology. Additionally she is pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Kentucky.

Scholarly Interests

Contribution to translational research in voice and airway disorders. Additionally she works with database formation for pediatric voice, swallowing and resonance disorders.

Clinical Focus

Provides assessment and management of voice, swallowing, airway and resonance disease. This includes pediatric and adult head and neck cancer, vocal cord dysfunction, speech complications after management of craniofacial disease, as well as swallowing assessment and rehabilitation. Further interests clinically include airway disease and management of the laryngectomized voice and airway, long term care of tracheostomized patients and chronic cough. She is a certified LSVT- Lee Silverman Voice Treatment and carries additional specialty practice in neurogenic disease.


Hancock, R.  (September, 2013). Guest faculty at the annual Vanderbilt Laryngeal Video Stroboscopy Evaluation and Interpretation Course. Nashville, TN.

Hancock, R. (August, 2013). The role of the SLP for decision making in velopharyngeal impairment and associated disorders of resonance. UK Division of Plastic Surgery, Lexington, KY.

Hancock, R. (February, 2013). Dynamic Decision Making for Head and Neck Cancer Patients with Dysphagia. Presentation at Kentucky Speech, Language Hearing Association, Lexington, KY.


Hancock, R., Angadi, V. (November, 2012). Management of Patients with Severe Functional Dysphonia. Presentation at the ASHA Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Hancock, R. (April, 2012). Interpreting Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing: Case Studies. In-Service presentation to UK hospital based SLP’s. Lexington, KY.

Hancock, R. (Ongoing Lecture Series). Monthly presentations to otolaryngology residents on topics related to voice, swallowing and airway disorders.

Hancock, R. (February, 2012). Pediatric Voice in the School Based Setting. Presentation at the Kentucky Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY.

Patel, R., & Hancock, R. (February, 2011). Voice Therapy Made Easy. Presentation at the Kentucky Speech, Language Hearing Association Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY.

Hancock, R. & Knigge, M. (November, 2010). The Laryngectomy Primer: A skills update for the Speech-Language Pathologist. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Hancock, R. (July, 2010). Healthy Belting. Workshop presented at the 11th Biennial Phonosurgery Symposium, Madison, WI.

Hancock, R. (June, 2010). Linklater Based Techniques for the Treatment of Recalcitrant Muscle Tension Dysphonia. Voice Foundation Annual Symposium, Philadelphia, PA

Zelazny, S., & Hancock, R.  (November, 2009). Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion and the Competitive Adolescent Swimmer: A holistic treatment approach. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, New Orleans, LA.

Raymond, C., Kaplan, H., & Hancock, R. (November,2008). Preventing Communication Disorders: A University Model. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.


Hancock, R. Stemple, J. (2014). Vocal Fold Hemorrhage: When blood Vessels are not up to the task. Voice and Speech Review.


Rebecca L. Hancock, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Speech Pathologist
Voice and Swallow Clinic

120A Wethington Building
900 South Limestone Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0200
(859) 218-0526