Kristina earned her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Worcester State College in 2011. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the Massachusetts Speech-Language Hearing Association. Kristina has a strong passion for working with children. Kristina joined Speech & Language Specialties in the Spring of 2013. Through her clinical and professional experiences, Kristina has provided treatment and services for preschool, elementary, middle, high-school, and post high-school (transitional) children with a variety of disabilities ranging from mild to moderate severities. Becoming part of the SLS team has increased Kristina’s interest in social communication. She now co-treats social language groups for children with social cognitive deficits, utilizing the effective teachings of Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking® philosophy. Kristina wants to continue to increase her knowledge with Social Thinking and executive functions, as this is an area of high interest for her. Kristina believes that every child is an individual and that it is important to emphasize the person, not the disability. Kristina enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, cooking, and exercising.