Kristina Ford, M.S., CCC-SLP

Civitan International Research Center and Sparks Clinics
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
933 19th Street South, CH19 Room 307(Location)
1720 2nd Avenue South, CH19 Room 307 (Mailing)
Birmingham, AL 35294-0021
 
Phone: 205-934-1122
Email: kdford@uab.edu
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Last Updated: June 26, 2017

 

Primary Activity Coordinators: Clinical Services
Pediatric Services
Discipline Coordinators: Speech-Language Pathology
 
Discipline(s): Speech-Language Pathology
 
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
 
Service: Autism Spectrum Disorder

Vita/Bio

 

Kristina D. Ford 5028 Little Turtle Dr.

kdford@uab.edu Birmingham, AL 35242

(205) 934-1122 (205) 432-8303

 

PROFESSIONAL/EDUCATION

ASHA CCC-Speech-Language Pathology
Member of Alabama Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Member of Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama June 2010 - Dec. 2013

University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL
M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology May, 2009
Member of National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Member of Sigma Alpha Pi, CSD Honor Society

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
B.S. in Psychology, Minor in Social Psychology August, 2001

WORK EXPERIENCE

UAB Civitan-Sparks Clinics, Birmingham, AL Jan. 2011 - present
Speech-Language Pathologist
• Provide comprehensive diagnostic evaluations for pediatric population through an interdisciplinary team approach.
• Serve children and their families with a variety of neurodevelopmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorder.
• Provide education related to speech-language issues to students, fellows, and professionals participating in the LEND/UCEDD training program.
• Collaborate with various disciplines including Psychology, Social Work, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Developmental Pediatrics, and Audiology in weekly interdisciplinary staffing.
• Compose comprehensive diagnostic reports consisting of parent report, informal observation, assessment results, diagnosis, and recommendations.
• Supervise the training of students and mentoring of clinical fellows pursuing a career in speech-language pathology.
• Provide consultation to various populations, including adults and adolescents diagnosed with Down's Syndrome and children previously admitted to neo-natal intensive care unit.

Spain Rehabilitation Center, UAB Hospital, Birmingham, AL May 2010 - Dec. 2013
PRN Speech-Language Pathologist
• Provide speech and language services to inpatient rehabilitation patients afflicted with aphasia, dysarthria, and communication-cognitive disorders secondary to TBI.
• Conduct diagnostic assessments to assess patients initial status and progress after therapy

Cobb Pediatric Therapy Services, Kennesaw, GA Aug. 2009 - Dec. 2010
Speech-Language Pathologist in Birmingham City Schools
• Provide speech and language services to high school and elementary students in individual and group settings.
• Experience with low-tech AAC devices to assist students with Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury, and other health impairments
• Conduct assessments using GFTA-2, CASL, OWLS, and SSI: 4 to qualify students for speech-language services.

Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, Birmingham, AL Jun. 2012 - present
• Athletic Director: responsible for organizing youth sports programs and collaborating with other area churches through a diocesan wide youth sport organization.


CONTINUING EDUCATION

Speech and Hearing Association of Alabama Convention 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016
One Step at a Time: Early Intervention Conference 2011
5th Annual Unlocking Potential Conference 2011
Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Diagnosis, Treatment & Early Literacy 2013
Presented by Ruth Stoeckel, PhD, CCC-SLP
Preschoolers and Autism: Keeping Calm When They're Carrying On 2014
Presented by Shanon Gibson, Ed.D.
Loretta G. Brown Symposium - University of Montevallo 2014
Current Trends and Intervention Techniques with Children with APD and Cochlear Implants
Presented by Velvet Buehler, M.A., CCC-SLP/A
Annual Alabama Autism Conference at the University of Alabama 2015
Color Your World: Early Intervention Conference 2016


SERVICE ACTIVITIES

Athletic Coach for ages preschool - 8th grade 2001 - present
Member of PTO board at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic School 2008 - 2011
Coordinator of Youth Soccer program at OLV Church 2010 - 2012
Religious Education Teacher for High School Students 2004 - 2013