Dr. Balog earned her clinical degrees at the University of Northern Iowa and her Ph.D. at Purdue University. She maintains both her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech -Language Hearing Association (ASHA - www.asha.org) and her license from the Michigan State Board of Speech-Language Pathology. She is an active member of the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA - www.michiganspeechhearing.org), where she formerly served as President. She also served as a Board Member and President of the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Board. She was recently awarded the Honors of the Association by MSHA in 2019.