Education & Training
- Graduate Degree — Master in Speech-Language Pathology from Florida International University in Miami, Florida
- Undergraduate Degree — Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Elmhurst University in Elmhurst, Illinois
- Certifications/Training — Certificate of clinical competence, Modified barium swallow studies, CPR, Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT)
Special Interests: Geriatrics, Stroke Recovery, Dementia
Kristina Ruch has experience as acute care, outpatient, and home health speech-language pathologist. She has also worked in research as well as a skilled nursing facility and private practice. Kristina has experience treating and evaluating children and adults with a variety of disorders, including speech, expressive and receptive language, phonological, dysphagia, fluency, cognitive, voice, and swallowing. Kristina has treated patients with a variety of diagnoses including: Parkinson’s disease, dementia, post-stroke, CP, myasthenia gravis, Guillain barre syndrome, head/neck cancer, post-stroke, post-TBI, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bardet-Biedl Syndrome, Digeorge’s Syndrome, Joubert’s Syndrome, Down’s Syndrome, William’s Syndrome, congenital stroke, and ADHD. Kristina enjoys treating across the lifespan from infancy to senior care and strives to build relationships with her clients and families.
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Personal Interests: Spending time with her friends and family, gardening, traveling and learning new things