Christine L. Ristuccia, M.S., CCC-SLP

2862 Avenida Cereza
Carlsbad, CA 92009

Summary

  • Accomplished speech-language pathologist with direct experience in a broad range of therapies and as a consulting specialist in articulation. Frequent presenter at state and national speech-language pathology conferences in the area of evaluating and treating articulation disorders and incorporating yogic practices into speech therapy.
  • Academic training and continuing education experiences included substantial elective training in early intervention, apraxia, and articulation disorders.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Skilled in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of speech and language disorders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in multicultural language, cultural, and economic environments; working knowledge of Spanish.

Education

The University of Redlands, M.S. in Communication Sciences & Disorders, May 1998
GPA: 3.7 | Concentration: Speech-Language Pathology

Areas of Relevant Training and Focus Include:

  • School-based internship
  • Spousal support group for rehabilitation patients.
  • CCHAT Center for the Hearing Impaired.
  • Educational Technician-Acquired Brain injury program at Mesa College.
  • Speech Assistant, Memorial and Grossman Hospitals
  • Speech Internship at Grossman Hospital

San Diego State University, B.S. in Health Science, 1990

Clinical Experience

Carlsbad Unified School District, August 2014-present

EBS Healthcare/Poway Unified School District, February 2013-2014 school years

  • Worked with kindergarten through sixth grade students with a wide variety of communication disorders.
  • Provided evaluation, wrote reports, held IEP meetings with parents, attended Individual assessment team meetings and treatment kindergarten through 5th grade students.
  • Provided training for peers in the area of articulation disorders.

Private practice-speech-language pathologist, November 2007 - present

  • Provided individual therapy and conducted evaluations for students who mis-produced the /r/ phoneme.
  • Consulted with parents on how to practice the various /r/ phonemes with their children in the home environment.

Speech-Language Pathologist
Bloomingdale Elementary School/Garden City,  January 2007-November 2007

Chatham County School District, Savannah, Georgia

  • Worked with kindergarten through sixth grade students with a wide variety of communication disorders.
  • Provided evaluation and treatment kindergarten and elementary-aged students.
  • Provided training for peers in the areas of fluency and articulation disorders.

Speech-Language Pathologist
Bobier Elementary/Lake Elementary/Madison Middle School, July 1998-2004

Vista Unified School District, Vista, CA

  • Worked with kindergarten through sixth grade students with a wide variety of communication disorders.
  • Provided evaluation and treatment kindergarten and elementary-aged students.
  • Provided training for peers in the areas of fluency and articulation disorders.

 

Affiliations

  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association
  • California Speech-Hearing Association
  • Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Health Education-presenter
  • Speechpathology.com

 

Appointed Positions, Certificates, Honors, and Awards

  • Hanen Certified Speech-Language Pathologist, “It Takes Two to Talk” and “Learning Language and Loving It”, Savannah, GA 2009. Kingston, Ontario, 2010
  • 40 Under 40 Award, Savannah, GA 2007
  • Clinical Competence Certificate
  • Clinical Rehabilitation Specialist Credential
  • Certified Yoga Instructor-700+ hours of training including Yoga for seniors, Grounded Kids, Anusara Yoga 200 hour training, and Kundalini Yoga 200 hour training.