Kristina Boccardo holds a clinical competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and a California State license as a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist. Kristina earned her Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from State University of New York at Cortland, and her Masters of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Nazareth College of Rochester. In graduate school, Kristina specialized in speech therapy for individuals who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing, and earned a Deafness Specialty Program certification.
Kristina has a wide variety of experiences working with diverse populations. She currently works with preschool and school-age children in a school setting, targeting articulation, language, speech fluency, and social pragmatic goals. She has previously worked in a speech therapy clinic on a cochlear implant team. She has also worked at two schools for the Deaf, utilizing American Sign Language to communicate during therapy sessions. Kristina has gained a plethora of experience with various low-tech and high-tech AAC systems/programs while working with clients with aphasia, apraxia of speech, Cerebral Palsy, autism, and Down Syndrome.
Kristina is especially passionate about working with the pediatric population, and enjoys collaborating with caregivers and other professionals to ensure carry-over of skills and successful outcomes from therapy. Kristina is certified in Hanen’s “It Takes Two to Talk” program, which is a family-focused early intervention program for young children with expressive and/or receptive language delays. In her spare time, Kristina enjoys going to the beach, hiking, traveling as much as possible, and soaking up the California sunshine!
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorders