My name is Dr. Brian Shute, Ph.D., CCC, LMT and I offer over 36 years of experience in our community. And within this time comes decades of continuing education in Speech-Language Pathology, Cognitive-Communicative Disorders, Teaching, and the Healing Arts and Sciences. I am a lifelong learner and I bring traditional, contemporary, and holistic skills to the therapy tables. I am licensed to evaluate and treat patients in Washington State. Your care is often a team effort and I work with many specialists. Whether or not it is ASHA Board Certified Speech-Language Pathology Services, Medical/Wellness Myotherapy, Forensic/Legal Review, Consulting, or Artificial Larynx Servicing — I stand ready to build a professional relationship with you. Many of our patients are:

  • People suffering the aftermath of brain injuries including traumatic injuries, post-concussive syndrome, stroke, aphasia
  • People suffering the linguistic-cognitive-sensory aftermath of Long COVID
  • People with decreased memory, attention, organization, sensory overload, and other cognitive difficulties
  • People with voice problems, paradoxical vocal fold movement, and laryngectomees
  • People who stutter, clutter, or have other speaking rate troubles
  • Legal and Insurance Professionals for Forensic Speech-Language-Cognitive matters
  • People suffering from mandibular pain, TMJD, whiplash, muscular tension headache
  • People with back-neck pain/stiffness and other soft tissue problems
  • People needing Myotherapy or Energy Work for wellness

I invite you to call today to schedule a free telephone consultation, (509) 448-5970. If you are unable to speak or voice but can write, feel free to email. Scenically nestled and close-in to South Spokane we offer evaluation/therapy and telehealth services for a variety of adult communication and cognitive-communication needs. Therapies for:


  • Aphasia
  • Aphonia
  • Apraxia, Oral and Verbal
  • Articulation Disorders
  • Artificial Larynx Devices: Training, Dispensing, Repairs
  • Attention Process Training
  • Back To Work Communication Assessment and Training
  • Brain Injury
  • Breath Support Training
  • Broadcaster’s Voice Training
  • Cluttering
  • Cognitive-Communicative Assessments and Treatments
  • COVID Brain/Persistent Speech-Language-Cognitive Complications After Infection
  • Delayed Auditory Feedback for Fluency Disorders
  • Dysarthria
  • Dysphonia
  • Esophageal Speech
  • Exercise Induced Laryngeal Disturbances
  • Forensics, Expert Witness
  • Habitual Cough
  • Head and Neck Rehabilitation
  • Independent Medical Examination in Speech Pathology
  • Irlen Syndrome Impacting Visual Perception and Reading
  • Laryngectomy Rehabilitation
  • Memory Problems
  • Muscle Tension Dysphonia
  • Neuro-Communication Problems
  • Paradoxical Vocal Cord Movement/Dysfunction
  • Personal Voice Amplifiers
  • Post Concussion Syndrome
  • Psychogenic Voice Problems
  • Selective Mutism
  • Sensory Intolerance of light, sound, movement, and/or text following Brain Injury
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia (Strangled Voice) Treatment to be tried before Botox
  • Strangled Neck/Throat Sensation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Stuttering
  • Telepractice
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Transgender Voice and Language Modification
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Nodules
  • Voice Coaching
  • Weak Voice

MEDICAL AND INTRAORAL MYOTHERAPY (Seen on a case by case basis)

  • Arthritis
  • Cancer Patients (including those who have ever had a cancer diagnosis)
  • Carpel Tunnel
  • Chakra Balancing
  • Energy Work
  • Geriatric Myotherapy
  • Head-Neck-Back Pain
  • Headache
  • Hands/Wrists
  • Jaw Pain
  • Insomnia
  • Intraoral Myotherapy for muscle problems within the mouth
  • Neuromuscular
  • Myotherapy for the Professional Voice
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Muscle Retraining
  • Muscle Stiffness/Tightness/Pain Reduction
  • Muscle Tension Dysphonia
  • Myofascial Release
  • Pediatric Myotherapy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Reiki Energy Work
  • Scar Mobilization
  • Shoulder Pain and Tightness
  • Sternal-Chest Wall Release
  • Strangled Neck/Throat Sensation
  • Stress Reduction
  • Temporal-Mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD)
  • Trager Work
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Wellness Massage
  • Wheelchair Population
  • Whiplash
  • Targeted treatments for massage therapists, healthcare providers, singers, educators, and emergency personnel professionals offered.

Our patients enjoy treatment sessions in a professional country clinic setting.  Services are offered by appointment. Inland Speech Pathology & Therapeutics is a place of treatments, healing and peace. You will find here no judgment, discrimination, or hype. Please come as you are.


We stock selected electronic devices for use after laryngectomy surgery, weak voices, and stuttering. The iVox Artificial Larynx is an excellent device that is powerful and offers superior performance where neck tissues are fibrotic and thick. Other equipment include artificial larynx batteries, chargers, and voice amplifiers. Also, we locally repair, tune, and service a wide variety of artificial larynx devices with certified technical skills and fast turn-around times. We can adjust devices for gender and match frequency settings of existing devices. Equipment and device repairs are provided to patients, clinicians, and facilities coast to coast. Please call or email us regarding what you need.


Speech-Language-Cognitive-Swallowing Pathology Services: We are in-network providers with Group Health/Kaiser, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, LifeWise, Heritage, Premera, Regence, Medicare,  L&I, and TriCare. It is always good for you to check with your insurance carrier to see what is covered, prescription requirements, what your deductibles are, and what your office copayment is. For insurance carriers who we do not have a relationship with or for non-assigned claims, we can provide you with a receipt. Generally payment is requested at the time of service. Checks, credit cards, health benefit credit cards accepted.

Therapeutic/Medical Myotherapy/Massage Services: Payment at the time of service.  Checks, credit cards, health benefit credit cards accepted.


For Speech-Language-Cognitive Assessment/Treatment and Medical Massage we generally need a referral from your physician. Referrals can be faxed to us at (855) 640-5074. For Wellness Massage Services, Package Plans, and Energy Work we do not require a medical referral.

Thank you again for visiting and we look forward to building a relationship with you!


*American Speech and Hearing Association; American Massage Therapy Association; National Board Certified Teacher (Exceptional Needs Specialist); International Association of Laryngectomees; Educational Staff Associate; International Center for Reiki Training.