Kristin is a certified and licensed Speech Language Pathologist with experience in a variety of settings with difference disorders and age groups. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competency issued by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), is licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and holds a Level II Teaching Certification issued by the PA Department of Education.
Kristin earned both her B.A. in Communication Science and Disorders and her Masters degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Pittsburgh. She also holds a certificate in the Conceptual Foundations of Medicine. She has worked in Pittsburgh Public Schools Early Intervention program, providing speech and language therapy to the 3-5 age group. In addition to serving children with articulation, phonological, fluency and language disorders in this position, Kristin worked within the program's autism support and multiple disabilities classrooms. Currently, Kristin works for a local Intermediate Unit providing services to school-age children in the Pittsburgh area.
In addition to her work with children in the Pittsburgh area, Kristin has traveled extensively utilizing her knowledge of speech, language, and teaching. In 2010 she taught English to children in Tanzania, followed by a month in India teaching English to adult Tibetan refugees. In 2012, she worked on a team with the Bosnia Autism Project, where she traveled to Sarajevo to help provide training and skills to professionals working with children with autism, as well as their families.
Kristin is committed to providing the best services for each client and is excited about being able to provide private therapy to further meet the needs of children and adults in Pittsburgh. In order to do this, she is regularly involved in trainings and continuing education. She also develops many of her own materials, customized for the goals and needs of her students and clients.