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Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy

We help people speak better and gain confidence in the process. Our therapies help strengthen speech, improve clarity, produce better sound and improve articulation.

Speech Conditions Treated

  • language disorders
  • aphasia
  • apraxia
  • dysarthria
  • dyslexia
  • dysphagia
  • modified barium swallow (aka cookie swallow)
  • echolalia
  • slurred speech
  • anomia / word retrieval

Voice Fluency Conditions Treated

  • Aphonia
  • Dysphonia
  • Stammering/stuttering
  • Vocal nodules

Cognitive Disorders Treated

  • CHI
  • CVA
  • Hemianopsia
  • Memory

Other Conditions Treated

  • Parkinson’s
  • Huntington’s chorea


Kristina Ruch, MS, CCC-SLP


  • Education: Master in Speech-Language Pathology from Florida International University in Miami, Florida
  • Certifications/Training: Certificate of clinical competence, Modified barium swallow studies, CPR
  • Special Interests: Geriatrics, Stroke Recovery, Dementia
  • Experience: Outpatient, acute care, home health, skilled nursing and private practice
  • Personal Passions: Spending time with her friends and family, gardening, traveling and learning new things.
  • More About Kristina

Francine Gates, MS, CF-SLP


  • Education: Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Emerson College in Boston, MA
  • Certifications/Training: CPR, Basic Life Support
  • Special Interests: Geriatrics, Dementia
  • Experience: Outpatient, Skilled Nursing Facility, and Schools
  • Personal Passions: Doing crafts, dancing and hanging out with her family and friends.
  • More About Fracine