My name is Kristin AmRhein and I am currently working in NYC in a range of settings including outpatient, home care and preschools providing speech, language and feeding services to the pediatric population.
I graduated from the University of Florida in 2011 where I earned my Bachelor’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Rather than jumping straight into a Master’s program, I decided to embark on a 2-year journey around the world that would lead me to discover my full potential and capabilities as a professional in the field of speech-language pathology.
Over the course of these two years abroad, I worked and lived in countries including Italy, England, France, Taiwan, and China. Through these experiences, I realized the increasing need for Speech-Language Pathologists around the world. This led to my vision of raising awareness of the field through collaboration with local healthcare professionals and families in an effort to increase therapy services in countries where SLP is underdeveloped.
I then attended City, University of London where I obtained my Master’s in Speech and Language Therapy. Following the end of the academic program, I participated in City’s Cambodia project with 5 university colleagues where we provided services in different settings throughout Phnom Penh, Cambodia. To read more about this experience, check out the weekly blog posts my placement partner and I wrote about working in hospitals with Cleft Lip and Palate clients.
As a newly licensed clinician, I continue to work towards my professional goal of specializing in pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders. I aim to provide intervention within this area of expertise to developing countries around the world and to further understand the field on an international level by incorporating the principles of all professional bodies which recognize the importance of global collaboration.
Thank you for reading and joining me on this journey to build international Speech-Language Pathology.
Kristin AmRhein, M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD
Belize City, Belize
MSc Speech and Language Therapy
City, University of London