Sara Green Mele, M.S. CCC-SLP

Clinical Faculty

82 Hatcher Hall

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Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Clinical Instruction

Therapeutic Intervention and Diagnostic Practicum at the LSU Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic
Adult Neuro Program



Sara Green Mele,M.S., CCC-SLP Clinical Faculty, joined the LSU COMD faculty in 2008. She has extensive knowledge and clinical experience in evaluation and treatment of the adult populations presenting with brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, head and neck cancer, and other neurological diseases that she gained at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Sara is an experienced clinical educator in the field of cognition and well-versed in Concussion, return to work programs and counseling. Also, Sara initiated the Voice Banking clinic at LSU for patients with ALS. Voice Banking which is a process that allows a person to record a set list of phrases with their own voice, while they still have the ability to do so. This recording is then converted to create a personal synthetic voice

Sara is considered an industry expert for continuing medical education and courtroom applications and served as an expert witness in the national case of Terry Schiavo. Sara has presented and continues to actively conduct numerous educational in-services in the areas of brain injury, cognition, dysphagia, ethical issues and community re-entry.

Certificiation and Licensure and Professional Memberships

  • American Speech-Language- Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology 1997 – Present
  • Member of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) 1997 – Present
  • Member of Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology and Audiology 2007 – Present
  • FEES Certification

Academic Degrees

M.S., Communication Disorders, University of Texas at Dallas, 1995
M.S., Rehabilitative Administration and Counseling, University of North Texas, 1991
B.S., Speech Pathology and Education, Baylor University, 1989


  • “Cognitive Issues Throughout the Stages of Brain Injury”
  • “Management of Trachs and Dysphagia in the CVA Population”, National Stroke Course at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • “Quinlan to Schiavo: Critical TBI Ethics Issues”, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • “Community Re-Entry with Traumatic Brain Injury” , Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, National TBI Course
  • “Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Of Traumatic Brain Injury, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • “Higher Level Cognitive Modalities Involved in Community Re-Entry”, Natinal Head Injury Course at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • “Interdisciplinary Co-Treatment of the Minimally Conscious Patients” The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • “Post-Traumatic Amnesia and Prognostic Indicators of Outcome of Closed Head Injury”, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • “Functional Assessment and Therapeutic Intervention in Attention and Memory Dysfunction following Traumatic Brain Injury”, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago