Mrs. Dea Deming is a state licensed speech language pathologist and is nationally certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). She is co-founder, past president and secretary and current executive board member of the Tampa Bay Medical Speech Pathology Association (MESPA). She is also a participant in ASHA Special Interest Divisions for Voice Disorders and Swallowing Disorders. Dea obtained her Undergraduate and Masters Degrees from the University of South Florida and has been working with children, adolescents and adults in the Tampa Bay area since 1993. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including private schools, hospitals, subacute rehabilitation facilities, long-term care facilities and physician offices.
From 2000-2008, Dea worked with a local otolaryngologist practice to develop a coordinated and interdisciplinary therapy approach in the management of patients with vocal and upper airway disorders and dysphagia. She further maintained private school contracts to provide speech and language screening, evaluation and therapy services.
While working with the otolaryngologist, Dea developed a special interest in voice and upper airway disorders and their management. She has had extensive experience in the management of a broad range of voice and upper airway disorders. She is trained in laryngeal videostroboscopy with both flexible and rigid scopes, Flexible Endoscopic Evaluations of Swallowing (FEES) and is qualified in many recent voice and upper airway disorders treatment regimens. She regularly attends continuing education courses to further her knowledge of current voice and upper airway management techniques.
Dea developed, established and was the chief speech language pathologist for the Voice Center at Palms of Pasadena Hospital from 2008-2021. She maintains a personal business as a contract and independent speech language pathologist providing varying services from voice center set up services, voice evaluation and therapy, vocal coaching, transgender voice therapy, paradoxical vocal fold dysfunction/cough therapy and speech/articulation, language screening, evaluation and therapy services at private preschool programs. She also provides services to individuals recovering from brain injury due to stroke, head injury or degenerative disorders, individuals with voice, cough, swallowing or fluency disorders and children who are delayed in speaking or having difficulty with sound development.
When Dea is not working, you find her spending time with her husband and two children. She is originally from Noblesville, Indiana and moved to Florida in 1984. Dea established Tampa Bay Speech Dynamics in 2008.