Christina Marie McKenna, MS, CCC-SLP

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    Job Title :
    Speech Language Pathologist

    Areas of Treatment :
    Adults with Dysphagia, TBI, Cognitive Disorders related to Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease, Voice, Cognitive-linguistic, Expressive-Receptive Language, Dysfluency & Dysarthria Disorders. Children with Dysfluency, Articulation/Phonology Disorders, Expressive-Receptive Language Developmental Delays, Behavioral Management in Children, Auditory Processing Disorders/Delays, and Language Delays in Childr

    Specialties :
    Speech Pathologists

    Hospital Affiliation :
    Whittier Health Network

    Practice Name :
    Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital

    Location :
    Westborough, 01581 USA

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    Years in Practice :

    Description of Practice :

    Christina McKenna has obtained clinical knowledge and compentency via CEU mainteance and clinical practice in the primary areas of Voice, Dysphagia & Cognitive-Linguistic Disorder in Young Adults, Adults & the Geriatric populations in inpatient/outpatient, skilled nursing facilities, homecare and TCU centers.  She also demonstrates expertise in the areas of Dysfluency, Auditory Processing Delays, Expressive/Receptive Language Delays, and Behaviorial Mangagement in children aged 3 through 18-years-old in outpatient based centers. 

    Areas of Expertise :
    Voice and Swallowing Disorders, Lee Silverman Voice Treatment, LOUD

    Education/Degree :
    Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

    Year Graduated :

    Internships :
    Fallon Clinic & Genesis Rehabilitation

    Fellowships :
    Clinical Fellowship Year (2007-2008)

    Board Certification :
    CPR/BLS (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certified), Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-language Pathology, VitalStim certified clinician, LSVT-LOUD certified practitioner, Speciality Areas in

    Faculty Appointments :

    • Nationally Certified in Massachusetts and New Hampshire

    How do you try to make a difference in the lives of your patients?
    Develops Mentorship Programs for Students & Programs for Clinical Treatment Outcomes toward Patient-Centered Approaches, Speaker & Representative of Outpatient Speech Therapy Dept at UMASS University

    Professional Society Memberships :
    Member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, International Association of HealthCare Professionals

    Professional Affiliations :
    MA Licensure & NH Licensure Maintained

    Honors and Awards :

    • Genesis HealthCare: Most Valuable Genesis HealthCare Employee at the Prescott House Skilled Nursing Facility, Andover, MA (2007)
    • ASHA: ACE Award for Outstanding CEU Maintenance (2012)

    Teaching and Speaking :

    Clinical Instructor (2008-Present)

    CFY Supervisor (2008-Present)

    Speaker & Representative of Outpatient Speech Therapy Dept at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Outpatient Services for VitalStim Treatment Outcomes at the UMASS University Stroke Support Conference (2011)


    Research Interests :

    • Neurological Disorders in Adults Pre/Post-Stroke
    • Treatment Approaches Related to Voice, Dysphagia, & Cognitive-linguistic Disorders
    • Neural Plasticity & Therapeutic Outcomes of Patients with Degenerative Diseases
    • Treatment Outcomes for Teenagers and Adults with Dysfluency: An Integrative Approach 

    Philanthropic Initiatives :

    Passion & goals surrounding clinical leadership and mentorship throughout my current and prospecitive careers

    Patient-centeredness and strive for better diagnostic and treatment outomes

    Charity, especially toward medical research for complex medical disorders and pathologies

    Attributes Success To:

    Personal Drive & Growth, Clinical Leadership, Passion for Higher Education, Accepting Challenges, Developing Programs Tenacity for Patient-Centeredness, and Mentorship

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    Favorite Medical Journal :
    Journal of Medicine & Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Disorders

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    Hobbies/Sports :
    Fitness, Vacationing, and Reading for Pleasure & Research Purposes

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